- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 5 - 10
- Height: 6 inches
- Width: 12 inches
- Bloom Season: All summer
- Bloom Color: Blue
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Environment: Full sun
- Soil Type: Well drained moist soil, pH 5.5 to 7.5
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Temperature: 55 - 70F
- Average Germ Time: 30 - 42 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Surface sow seed and light cover with no more than 1/8 inch topsoil
- Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant or 5000 seeds covers 100 square feet
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 12 inches
- Note: For detailed directions for indoor and outdoor planting, please Click Here
- Care & Maintenance: See: Pimpernel
Pimpernel (Anagallis Arvensis Caerulea) - This unusual little plant is originally from Europe. Known as Blue Pimpernel, it has a spreading habit which makes it well-suited for edging a border, as a general ground cover plant, and in pots and hanging baskets. The Blue Pimpernel flower is open only when the sun shines. The habit of closing in dull weather and when rain is approaching has given the plant the name Poor Man's Weather-Glass. This caerulea variety of Anagallis is not as famous as Scarlet Pimpernel, but you cannot go wrong with adding this blue version to your flower garden. The Blue Pimpernel plant establishes easily and quickly grows and spreads to produce nice ground cover plants.
How To Grow Blue Pimpernel: Sow Pimpernel seeds in peat pots and gently press the ground cover seed into soil and barely cover. Pimpernel seeds need light to germinate. You can also directly sow Anagallis Arvensis seeds after all danger of frost has passed in groups of 3 - 4 seeds spaced 12 inches apart. Thin to the strongest plant. If consumed, Pimpernel ground cover plants can be toxic to livestock and humans.
Shaker Bottle With Seed Starting Matrix
Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.