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Anagallis monellii (Blue pimpernel)

Anagallis monellii Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Thompson & Morgan Seedsmen, Inc.


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Anagallis monellii an-ah-GALL-is moe-NEL-ee-eye Common Name: Blue pimpernel Synonyms: Anagallis collina, Anagallis linifolia 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.
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 Summer; Summer; Late Summer; Early Fall; Fall; Late Fall
Flower Color Blue Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Suitable as Annual
Style Cottage Garden, Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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