Bog pimpernel Anagallis tenella pink

Anagallis tenella

Bog pimpernel Anagallis tenella pink

Anagallis tenella
Pink ground cover
Want extra colour and oxygen in your pond? The bog pimpernel (Anagallis tenella) is the answer. Pink ground cover between taller waterside plants. Also a good choice for the banks of ponds and ditches. The attractive Anagallis tenella is an oxygenating plant that keeps our pond clear. We can plant the hardy plant all year round. The flower blossoms in the summer.
The Anagallis is very easy to care for We maintain a planting depth of 15 cm. Just remove the dead leaves in the autumn. The bog pimpernel prefers full sun or partial shade. We supply the plant with a pond basket.
For colourful, pure water!

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How we measure

From the bottom of the nursery pot to the top of the plant.

Seasonal effects 

The appearance of water plants changes between seasons. From a bare plant lying dormant in winter to fresh greenery in spring, in full bloom during summer to leaves changing colour and dropping in autumn. This is a natural process courtesy of mother nature. Our plants will be delivered accordingly. 

Color: Pink
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Edible: No
Cutting flowers: No
Grafted: No
Green stayer: No
Growing Height: 5 - 20 cm
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Hardy plants: Yes
Latin name: Anagallis tenella
Leafs all year: No
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Naturalizing: No
Planting depth: 40 cm
Scented: Not Scented
Self polinating: No

Bog Pimpernel (Anagallis tenella) is an indigenous riverside plant that will thrive at the shallow edge of your pond, or on a floating plant 'island'.
When planting at the edge of your pond, choose a spot where the sun can still reach between other plants to the bottom of the pond. Remove your bog pimpernel from its nursery pot and plant directly on the edge of the pond.
If using a floating plant 'island', line the island's basket with sacking and fill it with special pond medium and some added peat. Plant your Anagallis tenella (bog Pimpernel) in the basket, fill up with more pond medium and place the ‘island basket’ in the pond.
This plant can also go in a pond basket at the pond's edge but no deeper than 20 cm. Do as above for the island basket and use the ends of the sacking to cover the pond medium, and then cover them with grit or pebbles. The basket should then be placed 10-20 cm deep in your pond. If you don't have a shallow spot, stand the basket on piled bricks to the correct depth. Full sun or part shade. The best planting time is May-June.


Bog Pimpernel (Anagallis tenella) is an easy marsh plant for your pond that is very undemanding. Cut back all withered foliage in the autumn and make sure you take it out of the pond. If your bog Pimpernel (Anagallis tenella) grows too large a clump, remove it from the pond in May and divide it into smaller pieces. Plant the best bits back into the pond. This plant can grow under water. Above water level, it can reach a height of 10-15 cm.

Bog Pimpernel (tender) in the winter

This plant is a totally hardy perennial. Creates special winter buds underwater from which it grows again in spring. It will also develop these winter buds if it is grown on marshy pond edges.


Anagallis tenella (bog pimpernel) can still be found in our country in wet dunes. The small leaves and the cute little pink flowers are very conspicuous in the summer. Especially lovely in groups or mixed with other aquatics. This pretty plant spreads easily, but won't take over. Strictly for shallow waters. Functions as an oxygenator too. Practically speaking, this is the ideal pond plant.
Anagallis tenella (Bog Pimpernel) is classified under Primulaceae.


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