You are viewing this site in staging mode. Click in this bar to return to normal site.


  • Flowering Time
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
  • Planting Time
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
  • Growing
    • Perennial
  • Perfect For
    • Indoor Flowering
    • Pots & Tubs
    • Small Garden & Balcony
  • Bulb Size
    • Top Size
  • Colour
    • Oranges & Yellows
    • Reds & Burgundy

Achimenes Prima Donna

(inc. 20.0% VAT)



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.

Care Guide

Achimenes are low-maintenance perennials, perfect for summer hanging baskets and containers. They are native to Central and South America and are related to African Violets and Gloxinias. For thriving plants, choose a bright, partially shaded location with well-drained soil. Plant tubers 5cm deep and 10cm apart. Ensure soil is consistently moist but not waterlogged and feed with a high potash fertiliser every 10 days during the flowering season (usually May - September). Expect dainty stems to reach 15-30cm in height. Admire a continuous profusion of charming, vibrant blooms, each measuring 3-5cm in diameter, over the summer. Once flowering has finished, remove old growth, lift and overwinter tubers in dry compost in a frost-free place.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Planting Time
Flowering Time
  • Delivery
  • Reviews