Looks more like Gentian.
Posted by floral_uk 8/9 (My Page) on Thu, Dec 12, 13 at 5:21
How interesting - thank you -
For a bit of a comparison; Gentiana dahurica 'Nikita'.
I do have G. straminea (has white flowers), that grows up to about a foot, but no pictures of it.
I did some poking around and there is a Gentian native to the Tibet area that looks somewhat similar....G. tibetica.
Posted by SunnyBorders 5A (My Page) on Fri, Dec 13, 13 at 12:08
Wow, that is a lovely blue-flowering plant. Do you have close-up pictures of the flowers? Are they blue or purple?
Sorry JJ, don't have a close-up.
I know photos and light can both appear to "lie" about colour, but that picture's probably a fair representation.
To me definitely blue.
There is that business of "tetrachromacy" in some human females: namely, they appear to have a fourth colour receptive pigment in the retina of the eye.
My wife and I frequently disagree about purple and blue, with her describing a flower as purple and me as blue.
I don't think, however, we'd disagree on gentian blue.
I might be wrong, but I tend to see the species, Gentiana dahurica (see below) more truly (for me) blue ("Oxford blue", where I was brought up) than the cultivar, G. dahurica 'Nikita'.