Closed Gentian (gentiana andrewsii)
We have had a single closed gentian plant along the side of one of the trails through our wooded property for the past 16 years. It has bloomed only a few of those years. This year, several new plants have come up (I assume seeds sown long ago have finally germinated). This is the only gentian I have seen in this area.
1. Is there anything I can do to the current environment of the plants to encourage growth and blooming. It is in a moderately moist location and deep in leaf litter on top of a sandy/rocky subsurface.
2. One of the new plants is actually in the trail and likely to be stepped on by dogs or people. I know that gentians are difficult to transplant, but I would really like to move this particular plant to a newly-established native plant garden near the house. Any recommendations?
Thanks for your help