Mid-green linear leaves on stems to 1' tall with clusters of dark blue, funnel-shaped flowers in summer. The flowers open fully when in full sun Site in morning sun with afternoon shade in warm weather climates. Needs humus-rich, very well-drained soil, regular water. Hardy to -20 degrees F. Gentianaceae
Grown from seed collected in NW Colorado. The species is found in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah and the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and So. Wyoming where it is found in mountain meadows and mixed woodlands at alpine and sub-alpine elevations.