Anagallis tenella - Bog Pimpernel

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  • Approximate height: Foliage: 2½cm (1 inch) Flower: 5cm (2 inches)
  • Recommended water levels: plant in moist or wet soil or very shallow water
  • Flowering time: June to July
  • Flower colour: Pink
  • Supplied in the 8cm pot we grow them in

This pretty British native plant has fine evergreen foliage and gorgeous cup-shaped pink flowers in summer. Low-growing, small-leaved, and with a slow creeping habit, it can be used to carpet the edge of ponds. Found in the wild in wet, open sites around the edges of water bodies or in flooded pastures, it flowers best in a sunny spot.

Some catalogues place Bog Pimpernel in with the true marginal pond plants, because it can be grown in flooded soil (very shallow water), as opposed to simply moist soil like the other marsh plants. However, we wouldn't recommend more than a centimetre of water over the soil for this plant, so we feel it is overall more suited to be in the marsh plant section.