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Anagallis monellii 'Gentian Blue' (Blue pimpernel 'Gentian Blue')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Anagallis monellii 'Gentian Blue'

Other names

Blue pimpernel 'Gentian Blue'

Genus

Anagallis Anagallis

Variety or Cultivar

'Gentian Blue' _ 'Gentian Blue' is a compact, mound-forming, evergreen perennial, often grown as an annual, with lance-shaped to elliptic, dark green leaves and saucer-shaped, deep blue flowers from early summer into autumn.


Anagallis monellii 'Gentian Blue' is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Cushion or Mound Forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Dark-blue in Summer; Dark-blue in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation

Take soft tip cutting in spring or early summer. Divide in spring.

Propagation methods

Stem tip cuttings


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Where to grow

Anagallis monellii 'Gentian Blue' (Blue pimpernel 'Gentian Blue') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.4m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained or well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny position. Best to overwinter in a glass house. Often short-lived so propagate regularly. Heat tolerant once established.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Anagallis monellii 'Gentian Blue'

Other names

Blue pimpernel 'Gentian Blue'

Genus

Anagallis Anagallis

Variety or Cultivar

'Gentian Blue' _ 'Gentian Blue' is a compact, mound-forming, evergreen perennial, often grown as an annual, with lance-shaped to elliptic, dark green leaves and saucer-shaped, deep blue flowers from early summer into autumn.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Cushion or Mound Forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Dark-blue in Summer; Dark-blue in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation

Take soft tip cutting in spring or early summer. Divide in spring.

Propagation methods

Stem tip cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Anagallis monellii 'Gentian Blue' (Blue pimpernel 'Gentian Blue') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.4m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained or well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny position. Best to overwinter in a glass house. Often short-lived so propagate regularly. Heat tolerant once established.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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