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Achimenes

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ah-KIM-eh-neez
Description

Can be used in hanging baskets; keep soil moist without waterlogging; provide good but not direct light; stop watering when flowering finishes. Low trailing habit.

 

Hardiness: Tender II - injured below 50 degrees F (10 degrees C)

Organ: Scaly rhizome

Depth: Cover 1 inch (2.5 cm)

Space: 6 in a 6-in. pot

Light: 25-50% Shade

Cultivars:
  • 'Blue Sparks'
  • 'Harry Williams'
  • 'Jewel Pink'
  • 'Longiflora Alba'
  • 'Prima Donna'
  • 'Snow Princess'
Tags:
#purple#red#white#pink#bulb#yellow#partial shade#blue#orange#white flowers#purple flowers#pink flowers#not hardy#red flowers#yellow flowers#blue flowers#orange flowers#peach flowers#orange flower#rhizomes#summer bulbs#fall bulbs
Cultivars:
  • 'Blue Sparks'
  • 'Harry Williams'
  • 'Jewel Pink'
  • 'Longiflora Alba'
  • 'Prima Donna'
  • 'Snow Princess'
Tags:
#purple#red#white#pink#bulb#yellow#partial shade#blue#orange#white flowers#purple flowers#pink flowers#not hardy#red flowers#yellow flowers#blue flowers#orange flowers#peach flowers#orange flower#rhizomes#summer bulbs#fall bulbs
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Achimenes
    Family:
    Gesneriaceae
    Bulb Storage:
    Leave rhizomes in container, dry out planting medium, and place indoors at 60-70 degrees F (16-21 degrees C)
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Flowers varied in color from blue, peach, pink, red, orange, white, purple, to yellow.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No