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Blue Pimpernel 'Gentian blue'

Anagallis monellii

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Gentian blue is a variety of Blue Pimpernel which is a member of the Anagallis family. Its botanical name is Anagallis monellii 'Gentian blue'. This variety is an Flower that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Gentian blue is known for its Ground Cover habit and growing to a height of approximately 15.0 cm (5.85 inches).

Gentian blue Blue Pimpernel is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

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

How to grow Gentian blue

  • Partial Sun

Gentian blue is generally regarded as a half hardy plant, so it will require protection in frosts and low temperatures.

Growing Gentian blue from seed

Cover lightly with compost. Grow under glass/polythene/propagator lid, but remove when seedlings appear.

For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 15°C / 59°F.

Transplanting Gentian blue

Acclimatise over a few days before transplanting.

Gentian blue is half hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Gentian blue