Gentiana oschtenica looks like its cousin, Gentiana verna, but with larger flowers, yellow-cream in colour instead of blue (for a while it was named G. verna ssp. oschtenica). Its name remembers the Massif Oshten-Fischt of the Western Caucasus, where it adorns the alpine meadows together with many other alpine treasures. A treasured Gentiana and one for the collector… In my image it’s a digital representation of it, see below google images.
Germination: sow and place outside over the winter for a natural cold treatment or cold-moist stratification in the fridge and sow in the spring; (GA3 treatment is usually beneficial for Gentiana species but I always prefer the natural treatment).
The seedlings dislike to be prickled and the way to avoid this is to sow directly in the rockery/trough or spread only a few seeds in the middle of the pot, cover with a thin layer of grit and let all the seedlings to grow and form a ‘one’ plant clump.