They're not tall. They're said to grow 6-12 inches (15-30 cm) high but mine are at the shorter end of that spectrum. They make a good filler between plants, spreading farther than the 10-14 inches (25-36 cm) described on the label even after I trimmed back the trailing stems to encourage the plants to bush out some. In my garden, they complement the Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' and Digiplexis 'Illumination Flame' grown nearby.
The flowers are relatively small but plentiful. The plants are self-cleaning, making deadheading unnecessary. They have flowered without a pause since they were planted and proved their heat tolerance during our May heatwaves.
There's not a lot of information available on the plant on-line. Most of the sellers report the same statistics. When scanning pictures of the plants I Googled on-line I was surprised to find that quite a few came from my own blog, including pictures of 2 bouquets in which I used the flowers. (I'd only remembered using it once.) I can attest to the fact that it performs well as a cut flower accent in a vase.
|Bouquet posted April 28th showing Anagallis with a rose, Tagetes lemonii, and Abelia 'Kaleidoscope'|
|Bouquet posted May 26th, shwoing Anagallis with Digiplexis 'Illumination Flame,' Tanacetum parthenium, and Leucadendron salignum 'Chief'|
This little powerhouse plant is my contribution to Loree's regular feature on favorite plants at danger garden. Please click here to see her favorite this week. You'll also find links to other contributing gardeners' posts. Post a description of your favorite plant this week if you have one and link up.