Two colorful species are seen in the West, one an annual weed and the other an attractive perennial. Newer hybrids are becoming popular.Anagallis hybrids
Summer annuals. ‘Cinnamon’ has medium pink blooms; those of ‘Spice’ are light pink. Both are low (3 in. high) and spreading, with small, spicily scented leaves. The Wildcat series is taller, 6–12 in. high, and comes in shades of blue, orange, and pink. All are good in containers and hanging baskets.
Native to the high plains of the West. Longtime favorite for pots, borders, and especially for cutting...
Tight, dense, spherical red-purple flower clusters top 2-ft. stems in summer. Spreads freely.
Native to the Mediterranean region. An open, spreading plant to 3–5 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide. Lea...