Achimenes Cattleya

Achimenes Cattleya

SKU: 2900-12 In Stock
$6.95 for 12 vigorous rhizomes NEW

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The scoop on Achimenes Cattleya

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 Grow Achimenes?

  • Exotic, rarely seen plants that are super easy to please
  • Happy indoors on windowsills or outdoors in pots and hanging baskets
  • Flowers from early summer through mid to late fall
  • Most achimenes prefer bright indirect light (no full sun) and will even flower with just fluorescent lighting
  • Ideal for north facing windows and porches, where few blooming plants thrive
  • Achimenes tend to display two forms, trailing and upright; Cattleya is a trailing type.

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
Sun/Shade: Part Shade/Shade
Flower Color: Blue-violet
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