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Anagallis minima

Chaffweed

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.02m to 0.05m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourPink, white
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Anagallis minima (Chaffweed). This is one of the smallest European plants. The leaves are oval and mid green, and the tiny flowers are pink or white. The fruit looks like a single tiny apple held in the calyx.

This plant was formerly known as Centunculus minimus.

Characteristics

Annual, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Mediterranean and Europe

Interest and use

A wild plant.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Grow in moist fertile well-drained soil with 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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