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Achimenes

Common Name(s):
Cupid's Bow, Magic flower, Mother's tears, Nut-orchid, Orchid pansy, Widow's tears
Cultivar(s):
Jewel Pink, Longiflora Alba, Blue Sparks , Harry Williams , Prima Donna , Snow Princess
Category:
Summer Bulbs
Comment:

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.

Season:
Summer to fall
Light:
25-50% Shade
Color:
Blue, peach, pink, red, orange, white, purple, yellow
Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
Space:
6 in a 6-in. pot
Depth:
Cover 1 inch (2.5 cm)
Organ:
Scaly rhizome
Hardiness:
Tender II - injured below 50 degrees F (10 degrees C)
Storage:
Leave rhizomes in container, dry out planting medium, and place indoors at 60-70 degrees F (16-21 degrees C)
Tags:
summer/fall bulb, scaly rhizome, not hardy, partial shade

NCCES plant id: 854

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