Gentiana cachemirica is a late summer flowering gentian (late July-August), continuing into September. Often misidentified with other late summer flowering gentians.
The large blue flowers appear at the top of the prostrate stems, solitary or in groups or 2-3. Best to have it flowing over a wall or on the rockery slope; enjoys a part shaded position. It grows from thick rhizomes and it is long lived after established.
Germination: like for all Gentiana; best sown in late fall outdoors (require moist-cold stratification).