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Ambrose Verschaffelt achimenes are probably the most widely recognized hybrid in this family. These free-flowering plants produce a cloud of showy white blooms heavily laced with purple and accented with a gold throat. Grows upright at first and then cascades making it excellent for hanging baskets, window boxes and pots placed in bright, sheltered sites.
Why achimenes are not more widely grown is a continuing mystery to the horticultural community. We believe it's about trying and seeing for yourself how great these plants are - here's your chance!
|Botanical Name:||Achimenes longiflora Ambroise Verschaffelt|
|Common Name:||Hot water plant, Cupid's bow, Orchid pansy, Magic flower, Widow's tears, Monkey-faced pansy, Nut orchid, Mother's tears|
|Growing Zones:||Zones 3-10, winter hardy in zones 9-10|
|Flower Color:||White with purple veining|
|Height:||Trailing, good for hanging baskets|
|Plant/Bulb Size:||Achimenes produce small rhizomes; 1/4" to 3/4" long|
|Season:||Summer through fall|
|Bloom Timing:||Early summer through fall|
|Pkg. Count:||12 vigorous rhizomes|
|Product info, photos and tips:||Achimene Planting Guide|
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