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Some achimenes blooms have distinctive throat colors and markings. Himalayan Purple is one, with glowing yellow and white centers and a generous scattering of bold speckles and dashes. The flowers are unusually large, 2 1/2 inches across and plentiful, on plants that are strong and compact, growing to 8" tall. These orchid pansies deliver lots of color in just a small space.
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 Himalayan Purple|
|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:||Purple flowers with throat markings, 2.5+ inches across|
|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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