A low-growing perennial with trailing stems bearing dark green ovate leaves, and deep blue, bowl-shaped flowers from early summer to autumn. It is very often grown as an annual and is truly one of the most exquisite blue-flowered plants available.
For best results, seeds are sown directly into the ground where required in the spring. Alternatively, sow in late winter/early spring in gentle warmth, 15-20 degrees C. Prick out into small 3 inch or 7 cm. pots and plant in final position when the plants are established.
Common name:Blue Pimpernel
Classification:Hardy perennial, Hardy annual