GENTIANA ASCLEPIADEA 'PINK CASCADE'
This is the rare and very beautiful pink form of this late summer flower, with heavy, arching sprays of very late trumpet-shaped flowers appearing from July to October. It is an incredibly long-lived and totally trouble-free plant that everyone should grow, although it takes 2 or 3 years to really make an impressive sight, but is well worth the wait!
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.