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Achimenes grandiflora ‘Little Beauty’

Achimenes

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.15m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourDeep pink-yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green, red

Description

Achimenes grandiflora ‘Little Beauty’ (Achimenes). This is a bushy perennial with 3-whorled, ovate, pointed dark green leaves, 15-18 cm long, with toothed margins. Produces solitary, large, funnel-shaped, deep pink flowers with yellow eyes from the summer to autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Rhizome, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

S. Mexico, C. America

Interest and use

Hanging basket, indoor plant.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Needs sun and well drained soil.

Propagation

Division of rhizomes or by seed, if available, in spring or by stem cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites.

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