Gentiana parryi
Parry's Gentian
A Colorado Subalpine Species
Gentianaceae or Gentian Family
6 to 16 inches tall - intense "gntian" blue
Full sun to part shade
Moist, humus-rich soil
Propagate by seed or division
Photo by Jane Hendrix

Parry's Gentian is a late-bloomer. Look for it above 10,000 in wet meadows and damp woods in August. It usually grows no taller than 12 inches, but I have seen plants as tall as 16 inches with very large blossoms. Site Parry's Gentian in cool, wet soil in full sun to light shade.