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PlantFiles: Blue Pimpernel
Anagallis monellii 'Blue Light'

Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Anagallis (an-uh-GAL-us) (Info)
Species: monellii (mon-NEL-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Light

Synonym:Anagallis collina
Synonym:Anagallis linifolia

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Dark Blue

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

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Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Ficurinia On Nov 11, 2010, Ficurinia from Portland, OR wrote:

This plant bloomed and bloomed all summer long in a large terracotta planter and it looked amazing! I highly recommend it too since I barely even had to water it.

Positive trois On Apr 17, 2006, trois from Santa Fe, TX (Zone 9b) wrote:

Just this morning I found a good sized patch of these. Small flowers, but very pretty.

Positive jkom51 On Jan 9, 2004, jkom51 from Oakland, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

We don't have a lot of luck in Northern CA with delphiniums. It's hard to find that clear true blue, but anagallis makes a great stand-in. Although the flowers do not have the visual impact of delphinium's impressive spikes, they are numerous and easily seen. Mine bloomed for over three months last year in the garden.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Funny River, Alaska
Northridge, California
Oakland, California
San Rafael, California
Barbourville, Kentucky
Eugene, Oregon
Austin, Texas
Santa Fe, Texas
Ames Lake, Washington

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