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Blue Pimpernel

Anagallis monellii

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Belonging to the Anagallis genus, Blue Pimpernel has a botanical name of Anagallis monellii.

Blue pimpernel is a long-blooming annual with stunning, electric-blue flowers. Blue pimpernel is short and bushy, perfect in containers or at the front of the border. It self sows in areas with long growing seasons. Hardy in zones 9-11. Grow as an annual elsewhere. Also known as Anagallis linifolia. 1

Blue Pimpernel grows as an annual and is a flower. Being an annual plant, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year.

Blue Pimpernel is known for growing to a height of approximately 25.5 cm (9.95 inches). This plant tends to bloom in mid summer.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Blue Pimpernel is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Blue Pimpernel have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Blue Pimpernel

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun / partial sun and remember to water moderately. Zone 9 to 11 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Keep in mind when planting that Blue Pimpernel is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Blue Pimpernel to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Blue Pimpernel from seed

By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Blue Pimpernel about 70 days before your last frost date .

Transplanting Blue Pimpernel

As Blue Pimpernel is half hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

How long does Blue Pimpernel take to grow?

These estimates for how long Blue Pimpernel takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.

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Days to Germination How long does it take Blue Pimpernel to germinate?
15 days

Average 15 days | Min 15 days | Max 18 days (3)

Days to Transplant How long until I can plant out Blue Pimpernel?
+ 84 days

Average 84 days | Min 84 days | Max 84 days (1)

Days to Maturity How long until Blue Pimpernel is ready for harvest / bloom?
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Average days | Min days | Max days (0)

Total Growing Days How long does it take to grow Blue Pimpernel?
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When should I plant Blue Pimpernel?

Our when to plant Blue Pimpernel estimates are relative to your last frost date.

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When to sow The number of days to sow Blue Pimpernel before or after your last frost date.
70 days before Last Frost Date

Other names for Blue Pimpernel

Flaxleaf pimpernel, Anagallis

Anagallis linifolia

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