Blue pimpernel

Anagallis monellii

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Thompson & Morgan Seedsmen, Inc.
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Blue pimpernel (Anagallis monellii)
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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 monellii