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Anagallis tenella (Bog pimpernel)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
0.1m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.4m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Anagallis tenella

Other names: Bog pimpernel

Genus: Anagallis Anagallis

Species: A. tenella - A. tenella is a mat-forming perennial with tight, bright green leaves and upright, bell-shaped, pink stripped flowers that almost cover the foliage in late spring and early summer.


Anagallis tenella is: Deciduous

Flower: Pink, Striped in Spring; Pink, Striped in Summer

Foliage: Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

Habit: Mat Forming, Spreading, Trailing

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids Aphids

Diseases: Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation: Don't live that long so propagate regularily.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Stem tip cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Anagallis tenella (Bog pimpernel) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.4m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers

Cultivation: Required moderately fertile soil in a sheltered possition. Overwinter in a glass house.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)


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Botanical name: Anagallis tenella

Other names: Bog pimpernel

Genus: Anagallis Anagallis

Species: A. tenella - A. tenella is a mat-forming perennial with tight, bright green leaves and upright, bell-shaped, pink stripped flowers that almost cover the foliage in late spring and early summer.


Anagallis tenella is: Deciduous

Flower: Pink, Striped in Spring; Pink, Striped in Summer

Foliage: Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

Habit: Mat Forming, Spreading, Trailing

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids

Diseases: Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation: Don't live that long so propagate regularily.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Stem tip cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Anagallis tenella (Bog pimpernel) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.4m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers

Cultivation: Required moderately fertile soil in a sheltered possition. Overwinter in a glass house.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)


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