Scarlet Pimpernel | Lysimachia arvensis

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Embrace the radiant allure of Scarlet Pimpernel (Lysimachia arvensis) in your garden. This exquisite wildflower boasts vibrant scarlet blossoms that dance in the breeze, creating a tapestry of nature’s elegance. With its low-growing habit and prolific blooms, Scarlet Pimpernel is a charming addition to rock gardens, borders, and meadows. Thriving in sunny locales, this hardy perennial requires minimal care, making it a perfect choice for those seeking both beauty and simplicity. Let Scarlet Pimpernel grace your landscape, inviting the brilliance of the wild into your outdoor sanctuary.


Botanical Information: Scarlet Pimpernel

Scarlet Pimpernel (Lysimachia arvensis), is a botanical masterpiece, showcasing petite scarlet blossoms that captivate the eye. Belonging to the Primulaceae family, this perennial herb graces landscapes with its radiant beauty. Delicate, yet resilient, its five-petaled flowers unfold like a vibrant tapestry, creating a visual spectacle.


Thriving in the sun-drenched embrace of well-drained soils, this delightful annual finds its niche in meadows, hedgerows, and open woodland. This resilient species can adapt to a variety of conditions, from sandy soils to clayey terrains, making it a versatile choice for diverse landscapes. Its natural habitat extends across Europe and parts of Asia, where it adds a burst of colour to the tapestry of native flora.

Benefits to Wildlife

Scarlet Pimpernel isn’t just a treat for the eyes; it’s a haven for pollinators. Bees and butterflies are drawn to its nectar-rich blooms, ensuring that your garden becomes a buzzing hub of biodiversity. By planting this species, you contribute to the ecological balance, supporting essential pollinators in their quest for sustenance.

Conservation Status in the UK

In the UK, Scarlet Pimpernel is not listed as a species of concern. Its adaptability and widespread distribution contribute to its stable status in the wild. By incorporating this wildflower into your garden, you play a small yet meaningful role in preserving the biodiversity of native plant species.

Ease of Growing:

Scarlet Pimpernel is a low-maintenance delight for both novice and seasoned gardeners. With a preference for sunlight and well-drained soil, it requires little fuss to flourish. This hardy perennial readily self-seeds, ensuring its presence in your garden for years to come. Embrace the simplicity of this delightful species, and let its effortless beauty become a staple in your outdoor sanctuary.

Scarlet Pimpernel transcends its role as a garden ornament. It’s a dynamic contributor to the intricate dance of nature, offering both visual appeal and ecological significance. As you cultivate Scarlet Pimpernel, you invite a burst of vibrancy into your garden while fostering a habitat that sustains the delicate balance of wildlife.

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Soil moisture

Dry, Normal, Well draining


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