These perennials are native to Central and South America, related to African Violets and Gloxinias. Very low maintenance.
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Bearing purple-blue funnel-shaped blooms from late spring until autumn, Achimenes ‘Mexicana’ is a stunning, low maintenance perennial which is native to Central and South America.
For months on end, the gently cascading foliage is liberally decorated with an abundance of rich blue flowers with soft-white throats.
Related to African Violets and Gloxinias, colourful and showy Achimenes make excellent container companions to Begonias and smaller Dahlias.
When the foliage starts to die back in autumn, allow your containers to dry out, or dig up the scaly rhizomes and store in a frost-free place until re-planting the following spring.
Soft-pink flowers with a vibrant pink eye smother the foliage of Achimenes ‘Peach Blossom’ during the summer months.
This pretty, tender perennial is a relative of the African Violet and can be grown outside during the summer months – ideal for hanging baskets and patio containers. It can also be grown as a houseplant, conservatory or greenhouse specimen.
The showy, trumpet-shaped flowers bloom on short orange-pink stems, from the leaf axils of attractive, tumbling foliage.
Achimenes ‘Prima Donna’ produces a bushy, attractive plant which is smothered in vibrant scarlet-coral flowers over the summer months.
Perfect for showy containers and baskets, this luxurious tender perennial is often grown as a greenhouse specimen, or houseplant. If growing outdoors, protect from frost during the winter months by bringing your pots inside.
The cheerful, funnel-shaped blooms flower from the tips of short stems, bursting open from elongated buds from late spring.
Vigorous and easy-to-grow Achimenes are interesting and rewarding, exotic-looking plants, related to African Violets; a favourite from Victorian times.
A profusion of icy-white, open-faced flowers stream from Achimenes ‘Snow Princess’ from late spring until autumn, illuminated against a backdrop of bushy green foliage.
The delicate looking blooms are sometimes known as Magic Flowers or Cupid’s Bowers, opening out from elongated buds to reveal their exquisite beauty. The flowers feature a fine mauve petal outline with pin-dots at their corners, violet throats and glowing yellow eye.
Ideal for hanging baskets, window boxes and summer containers which should be brought undercover before the autumn frosts set in.
Fill summer containers, hanging baskets and window-boxes with this delightful mixture of colourful Achimenes which will flower from late spring until late autumn.
A profusion of open-faced blooms, resembling petunias crossed with violets, covers the mounded foliage which will cascade over the brim of your pots. The collection includes bold red-orange and purple varieties along with softer pinks and crisp whites.
Free flowering and fast growing, Achimenes belong to the same family as African Violets and Gloxinias. Originating from sunny South and Central America, they are tender rhizomatous perennials which need protection from frost and are often grown as houseplants.