Anagallis monellii 'Sky Lover'

With endless starry flowers in THE BEST blue all summer and autumn, this is traditionally grown as a container plant. More
100 seeds 153034 £1.95 In stock
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5 rooted cuttings 190144-5 £8.95 Delivery late March
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3 x 9cm plants 190144-9C03 £11.50 Delivery mid May
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Anagallis monellii plants have the best blue you'll find in any garden plant. Spread it in large spring drifts below shrubs and at the front of herbaceous borders, up through which your bulbs and spring-flowers can grow. We use Anagallis monellii like a blue equivalent of wallflowers.

Genus Anagallis monellii
Variety Sky Lover
Type Tender Perennial grown as an annual
Common Name Blue Pimpernel, Poor Man's Weather Glass
Border Position Front
Soil Type Fertile
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 15cm (6in)
Spacing 15cm (6in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting April - June
Care Tips Take care not to overwater. Bring indoors over winter.
Flowering June - October
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Annual flowers for pots

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Reviewed 15th August 2017 by Mandy Ford

Bought this to go in my pots at the front of the house. Glorious blue flowers that are going on and on and on! Bought with Argyranthemum 'Cherry Red'. First prize in the tub competition at our Carnival for the second year. Everyone comments about them, what they are called and where can they buy them.


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Reviewed 21st July 2017 by Kerry Holden

Flowering and growing really well in the garden, but those in pots seem to be shedding petals and making a bit of a mess, might try again in pots where they can cascade a little more than the low pots I used, my mistake, or perhaps just grow in the garden in future where they look fabulous

Heavenly blue

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Reviewed 9th July 2017 by Liz Pritchard

Received really sturdy little plugs of the anagallis this May. Transplanted them into small pots to grow on for a few weeks and then transplanted some into border front positions in sunny spots and some into pots with cerinthe major. As I write they are still flowering fit to bust and looking fantastic mixed with alchemilla and nigella. Absolutely delighted with them and won't be without them in future.

sky is the limit

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Reviewed 23rd June 2017 by Tracey

I was sceptical about this plant but am now in love with it. The photos do not do justice to the colour, the blue is staggeringly beautiful. Just buy this plant, anyone visiting your garden will comment on the colour. I will try to share a photo on the facebook page

The prettiest blue flower

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Reviewed 2nd December 2015 by S Smedley

I had 6 anagallis monelli plugs planted in May together with Argyranthemum 'Cherry Red'. The anagallis have been the most amazing blue cascading flowers from the two haystack planters on our wall. They have flowered endlessly, are easy to look after and one plant is still flowering now as I write in December. I would definitely get this again.