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  • blue pimpernell
  • Eventual height: 0.3m
  • Eventual spread: 0.2m

Anagallis monellii 'Skylover'

blue pimpernell

9cm pot £5.99
9cm pot £5.99
  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to October
  • Hardiness: tender perennial

    Eye-catching vivid blue flowers appear almost non-stop from late spring to the first frosts on this neatly creeping perennial. Easy to care for requiring little or no deadheading, Anagallis can be used at the front of borders and rockeries or drifted under spring-flowering shrubs and bulbs to extend the period of interest.

    With a neat and compact habit the slightly springy stems make this an ideal addition to pots, window boxes and even hanging baskets where the creeping stems can gently cascade over the edges. Best flowering in full sun though it will also tolerate some light shade.

  • Garden care: Keep the soil or compost moist by watering regularly during dry spells and feed with a balanced fertiliser every fourteen days. Take care not to overwater in the early stages. Although usually grown as an annual in this country, plants that are protected with a dry mulch may survive mild winters where temperatures only occasionally fall below 6 to 8°C (42 to 46°F)