Achimenes

Achimenes spp.

profile iconAchimenes patens 'Major' in cultivation
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profile iconAchimenes patens 'Major' in cultivation
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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.
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Planning

Flowering time

Summer

Special features

Attractive flowers

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Gesneriaceae

Flower colour

Multicoloured
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