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Achimenes grandiflora ‘Peach Blossom’

Achimenes

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.2m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourDark green, red

Description

Achimenes grandiflora ‘Peach Blossom’ (Achimenes). Trailing perennial with whorled, usually 3 ovate, toothed, pointed dark green leaves. Has solitary, magenta-pink flowers, each with a darker ring round the eye, which are produced from 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

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 10C, and will prefer bright light but not direct sun, and well drained soil. Allow to dry out after flowering and store rhizomes in a frost free place over winter.

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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