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Cattleya is a lavender-blue flowering achimenes with a white throat and a trailing form. The lax habit is perfect for spilling over the edge of a planter box or mixed pot sitting in dabbled light by the patio. This variety partners beautifully with whites and bright pinks.
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 Cattleya|
|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|
|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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