Scientific Name: Lysimachia monelli ( syn. Anagallis )
Common Name: blue pimpernel
Family Name: Primulaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 °C)
Plant Type: Annual, Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.1 - 0.2m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like, Weeping
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Hanging basket, Perennial border, Small garden/space, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Sessile, Soft flexible, Palmate venation, Glabrous, Lanceolate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers clustered, Orange, Blue, Violet, Purple, Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Oct
Key ID Features:
Stems square and ribbed; leaves opposite (rarely whorled or alternate), sessile and clasping stem, lanceolate, about 3cm long x 1cm wide, mid-green; flowers usually bright blue with reddish throat and short yellow anthers, 3-4cm wide, on long petioles arising from leaf axil, commonly 4 per node, 5 petals, each about 1.5cm wide.