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This achimenes blooms with large, almost flat, slightly ruffled purple flowers highlighted with a white and yellow throat festooned with mahogany dots. The pulcherrima plant form is upright making it ideal for windowsills, especially that one in the bathroom where there's only a little morning light and lots of great humidity. Look for purple flowers from early summer through through autumn.
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 pulcherrima|
|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 with white and yellow throat|
|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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