Gentiana autumnalis is flowering in my collection this year, about 10 months or so from seed. The seed was collected in Ocean Co. NJ by a friend and sent it just after it was collected. This resulted in a high germination percentage and many seedlings. 2 precocious individuals are flowering and I could not be happier. I would still like to see this species in the wild and it will be interesting to see if this can be grown as a garden plant.