Pimpernel
Anagallis 'Wildcat Blue'

Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Anagallis (an-uh-GAL-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Wildcat Blue
Additional cultivar information:(PP15137)
Hybridized by Freyre
Registered or introduced: 2003

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Pasadena, California

Hebron, Kentucky

Walterville, Oregon

Alleyton, Texas

Kamas, Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

Danbury, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 4, 2014, Babzee from LEABURG, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Just bought this plant at our local store. It is hard to describe the shade of blue it is so deep. I can only compare it to Gentiana 'True blue'. I absolutely love it.
I will try to root some cuttings since I bought last plant and I cant find more of them anywhere.

Positive

On Oct 27, 2012, dicentra63 from West Valley City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:

Elske, in 2012, I found this plant at Valley Nursery in Uintah, UT. It's on highway 89 just north of the I-84 interchange. I also found the "Skylover" cultivar of Anagallis.

Valley Nursery is a great place to find unusual plants. I make a pilgrimage from Salt Lake County every year!

Positive

On May 25, 2012, elske from Francis, UT wrote:

MY HUSBAND AND I MOVED FROM NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TO NORTHERN UTAH (DON'T ASK) AND I BROUGHT A LARGE CLAY POT FULL OF ANAGALLIS IN THE SALMON COLOR. IT THRIVED AND CAME BACK YEAR AFTER YEAR. I GAVE SOME SEED STOCK TO A SISTER AND IT OVERTOOK HER FRONT YARD GARDEN. SHE NOW SUPPLIES ME WITH NEW SEED BECAUSE MY ORIGINAL PLANT WAS JUST WORN OUT AND I DID NOT COME BACK LAST YEAR. IT MIGHT ALSO BE THAT THE SHOCK OF MOVING FROM 5000' TO 7500' WAS TOO MUCH TO TAKE. I'M GOING TO TRY AGAIN THIS YEAR, ONCE I CAN BE SURE THERE WILL BE NO MORE HARD FREEZES. WE WOKE UP ON WEDNESDAY MAY 23,2012 AND IT HAD SNOWED OVERNIGHT...

I HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS FLOWER IN BLUE, AND IF I CAN FIND IT LOCALLY, I WILL PLANT IT EVERYWHERE. IS THERE SOMEONE OUT THERE THAT WILL SELL ME SOME WILDCAT BLUE SE... read more

Neutral

On Jun 11, 2011, AnnetteS from Cedar Creek, TX wrote:

Just bought this from Home Depot today. Can't wait to see it in full bloom.

Positive

On Jul 28, 2007, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

Got it a month ago and have it planted in a plastic container in a sunny area. It's beautiful! Love the color blue! It's an Annual for me, but I had to have it!