Leaving apart the alpine Gentians this one is my favourite Gentiana. A mature, flowering clump is simply superb – cascades of trumpet shaped, deep blue flowers adorn the flowering stems from top to bottom; green, pointed lance shaped leaves.
There are also forms with white and pink flowers if you’re lucky to find them, but I think the blue one is most spectacular.
I have only one complaint: it forms a very tight clump and is very difficult to divide; hence we have to grow from seeds.
Germination: like for all Gentiana; best sown in late fall outdoors (require moist-cold stratification).