Blue pimpernel Anagallis monellii http://www.tmseeds.comPhoto/Illustration: Courtesy of Thompson & Morgan Seedsmen, Inc. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Blue pimpernel (Anagallis monellii) an-ah-GALL-is moe-NEL-ee-eye Synonyms: Anagallis collina Genus: Anagallis In summer, this colorful groundcover makes a 9-inch mound of saucer-shaped, deep blue flowers on long stalks. Noteworthy Characteristics: Great at the front of the border or in a rock garden. Often short-lived. Care: Needs moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Propagation: From seed in spring. Soft tip cuttings in spring or early summer. Problems: Prone to aphids. Overview Height 6 in. to 12 in. Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft. Light Full Sun Only Moisture Dry to Medium Maintenance Moderate Characteristics Native, Showy Flowers Bloom Time Early Fall, Early Summer, Fall, Late Fall, Late Summer, Summer Flower Color Niagara Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Suitable as Annual Style Cottage Garden, Rock Garden Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Type Perennials Anagallis monelliiView the discussion thread.