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Anagallis monelli

Blue pimpernel

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourDeep blue
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Anagallis monelli (Blue pimpernel). This is a small, creeping perennial grown for its deep blue, five-petalled, rounded flowers which will bloom summer to autumn. The leaves are oval and dark green.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, often used as an annual.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Loamy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

The young plants may be planted outdoors in fertile soil after the danger of frosts have passed. Fully to frost hardy. Plant in an open, sunny site in fertile, moist soil.

Propagation

By seed or division in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids

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