Flower - Gentiana Acaulis
This variety features large, upward-facing, almost midnight blue trumpets with a piercingly contrasting white throat. It makes a slowly spreading carpet.
The seeds are best sown in winter or early spring, as they benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost after sowing to break their dormancy. They may also be sown at any time, and if the seeds do not come up within 4 or 5 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. These seeds may still take several months to appear so please keep the pot or tray safely.