One of the brightest blues available, and very easy to grow.
Blue or flaxleaf pimpernel (Anagallis monelli) is a low-growing plant with blue flowers that bloom from July to October.
The plant reaches 15 cm height with around 30 cm spread.
It prefers full sun, at least eight hours a day, but can tolerate light shade. Blue pimpernel is susceptible to root rot, so it needs soil with good drainage.
Superb in mixed containers, as border edging and as eye-catching ground cover.
Genus - Anagalis
Species - Monellii
Common name - Blue Permeprnel
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Plant type - Annual flower
Hardiness zones - 3 - 9
Exposure - Full Sun
Height - 0,15 m
Spread - 0,30 m
Growth rate - Fast
Bloom season - June - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Blue
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Average garden soil, fertile
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Borders, rock gardens, containers
Sow inside from February to April in prepared seedbed or pots with wet soil. Press it in slightly on surface and cover with clear plastic or glass.
Keep moist till germination.
Ideal temperature - ~+15-20C.
Germination time - 21-28 days.