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Achimenes

Achimenes spp.

Achimenes patens 'Major' in cultivation by SiGarb (CC0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

25cm

Min

20cm

1 years to reach maturity

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Achimenes Overview

    Genus of around 25 trailing, perennial, rhizomatous herb plants native to tropical and subtropical North and Central America. One species is naturally found in the West Indies and the most species are found in Mexico. Cultivars and hybrids have been extensively bred and have been naturalised in other areas due to their pretty, colourful, 5-petalled flowers.

    Common problems with Achimenes

    How to propagate Achimenes

    Division

    Division of rhizomes.

    Rhizomes

    Seed

    Seed, if available, in spring.

    Cuttings

    Stem cuttings in summer.

    Special features of Achimenes

    Attractive flowers

    Other uses of Achimenes

    The showy flowers.

    Pink Flowering Summer Plants

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