Blue Pimpernel 'Blue Light'

Anagallis monellii

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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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


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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.


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.