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Scientific Name: Anagallis monelli
Pronunciation: an-uh-GAL-us mon-NEL-ee-eye
Common Name: blue pimpernel
Family Name: Primulaceae
Plant Type: Annual, Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Stems square; leaves opposite (rarely whorled or alternate), clasping stem, lanceolate, mid-green; flowers bright blue/reddish throat/short yellow anthers, 5 petals, <1.5 cm spread, four flowers on long petiole based in leaf axil.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like, Weeping
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.1 - 0.2m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Hanging basket, Perennial border, Small garden/space, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown may include A. 'Blue Light' and A. 'Skylover'.
blue pimpernel
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite, Sessile
Texture/ Venation:
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Lanceolate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Truncate
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Blue, Pink, Red
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct
Additional Info: Not showy

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant
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