This is a large-flowered, short-stemmed gentian, very similar to G. acaulis, the two species differing on G. clusii in the absence of green stripes inside the corolla, and also by the shape of the corners between the petals which are more pointed. In addition, G. clusii prefers limestone areas whereas G. acaulis is usually found over silicaceous rocks. It grows mainly in the Pyrenees, Alps, Apennines, and the Carpathians.
Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.
Packet Content:12 (Approx)