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ANAGALLIS monellii 'Sunrise'

Image of Anagallis monellii 'Sunrise'

Family

Primulaceae

Botanical Name

ANAGALLIS monellii 'Sunrise'

Plant Common Name

Flaxleaf Pimpernel, Sunrise Pimpernel

General Description

Sunrise flaxleaf pimpernel is a low-growing, often short-lived branching perennial that originates from the Mediterranean. In summer it produces a pretty display of dainty scarlet, saucer-shaped flowers against a backdrop of soft, gray-green foliage.

Moderately drought tolerant, flaxleaf pimpernel requires full sun and average garden soil with good drainage. Its compact, spreading habit makes it a great choice for container edges, rock gardens or border edges. In colder climates it may be grown as an annual.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 5

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    8 - 10

  • Sunset Zone

    4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    4"-10" / 10.2cm - 25.4cm

  • Width

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    Mediterranean

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Spreading

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Crimson

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Gray Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edging, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No