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Blue pimpernel

Anagallis monellii

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In summer, this colorful groundcover makes a 9-inch mound of saucer-shaped, deep blue flowers on long stalks.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsGreat at the front of the border or in a rock garden. Often short-lived.

CareNeeds moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.

PropagationFrom seed in spring. Soft tip cuttings in spring or early summer.

ProblemsProne to aphids.

  • Genus : Anagallis
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Zones : 7, 8
  • Uses : Containers
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Early Summer, Fall, Late Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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