Two colorful species are seen in the West, one an annual weed and the other an attractive perennial. Newer hybrids are becoming popular.Anagallis arvensis
This low-growing, weedy plant from Europe has bright green leaves and 1/2-in., brick red flowers. Has naturalized in California. A. a. caerulea has deepblue, larger flowers; it tolerates most soils and heat, thrives in dry gardens, and grows well in containers.
Absolutely covered with slender, sinuous spikes of pink or lavender-pink blossoms in summer, this annu...
Lilac flowers in fall.Orange-red stigma is true saffron of commerce. To harvest saffron, pluck stigmas...
Native to Armenia and theCaucasus. May be a form ofN. racemosa. Makes a thick, low mound to 1...