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Anagallis tenella (Bog pimpernel)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.1m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
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

Habit

Mat Forming, Spreading, Trailing

Flower

Pink, Striped in Spring; Pink, Striped in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

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.

Propagation methods

Stem tip cuttings


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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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Mat Forming, Spreading, Trailing


Colour

Flower

Pink, Striped in Spring; Pink, Striped in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation

Don't live that long so propagate regularily.

Propagation methods

Stem tip cuttings


Monthly care advice


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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