Pimpernel Seeds - Anagallis Arvensis Caerulea Ground Cover Seed

Pimpernel Seeds - Blue

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Groundcover Specifications

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

Planting Directions

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

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Care & Maintenance: 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.