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A picture of a Cupid's bower

Cupid's bower

Achimenes longiflora 'Ambroise Verschaffelt'

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

40cm

30cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Cupid's bower Overview

Free-flowering perennial, trailing to 30cm. Has dark green leaves, usually 3 or 4 whorled, sometimes opposite, which are oval shaped to oblong, coarsely toothed, and sometimes red-tinted on the reverse. Numerous solitary white flowers with purple-red veins and dots in the yellow throats are borne in summer to autumn.

Common problems with Cupid's bower

How to propagate Cupid's bower

Cuttings

You should divide the rhizomes or take stem cuttings in the spring.

Division

Rhizomes

Other uses of Cupid's bower

The showy flowers.