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Anagallis foemina

Blue pimpernel

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Features

  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourBlue
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Anagallis foemina (Blue pimpernel). This is a low spreading annual wildflower. The leaves are oval and pointed at the base of the stem, becoming more lance-shaped at the top of the plant and the flowers are blue or red. The stems are square and sprawling. The petals of the flowers are separate from one another and there are hairs in between them.

Also known as Lysimachia foemina.

Characteristics

Annual, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

Central and Southern Europe

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Grow in moist fertile, well-drained, lime-rich soil in a sunny position.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in a cold frame in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for aphids.

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