Achimenes are spectacular plants with bright, funnel-shaped flowers and velvety foliage that dazzle from summer to fall. The bulbs' are small, closed-scale, pinecone-like appearance. The foliage is bright to dark green and fuzzy. hey produce gorgeous blooms that gracefully drape down the side of containers. Flowers are funnel-shaped and come in a wide variety of colors including pink, blue, scarlet, white, lavender or purple.
Achimenes are related to African Violets and Gloxinia. They need rich, moist soil and shade.
The bulbs should be planted in a wide and not deep pot. During the period of growth and flowering, Ahimenes needs regular and abundant watering.
Usually in winter, achimenez enters a period of rest & remains dormant.
Flowers are similar to pansies or petunias and hang elegantly down the side of containers, making it an excellent choice for a hanging basket.
All parts of the plant are poisonous ...
The general rule of thumb for planting spring bulbs is to plant two to three times as deep as the bulbs is tall. This means most large bulbs like tulips or daffodils will be planted about 8 inches deep while smaller bulbs will be planted 3-4 inches deep. Planting depth is measured from the bottom of the bulb.