Blue Pimpernel

Anagallis monellii - botanical name

Anagallis monellii

Evergreen low growing perennial (0.4m x 0.2m) from the Mediterranean region. Narrow ovate leaves. Solitary deep blue flowers with reddish centres in summer. Many cultivars with variable colour available. Useful for a rock or gravel garden; edging or pot plant. Needs well drained soil in a sheltered full sun position. Frost and drought sensitive.

  • Plant type
    Perennial
  • Sun/Shade tolerance
    Full sun
  • Frost tolerance
    Frost sensitive
  • Soil type(s)
    Sand, Loam
  • Water rating
    Medium
  • Plant origin
    Non indigenous (Mediterranean region)
  • Scale
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