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Achimenes 'Pulcherrima'

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Family: Gesneriaceae (ges-ner-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Achimenes (a-KIM-ih-neez) (Info)
Cultivar: Pulcherrima

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
Purple

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Silver/Gray
Blue-Green
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured
Veined

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From leaf cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive EMOH On Jun 28, 2014, EMOH wrote:

I grow this plant in zone 5 but as an annual that I keep over. Every fall as the plant goes dormant, I trim it and take it to my basement. There is some heat down there, but not much. Around the end of March or early April, I bring it upstairs, put it in a window and start watering. Some years it starts quickly, and some slowly. Once this area has warmed up (mid-May) I put them outside and fertilize them. They start blooming mid-summer and don't stop! They make a nice hanging basket. They don't mind some early morning sun up here, but not the hot PM sun. When blooming they are beautiful. Before that the leaves are quite attractive. When they are overgrown, in the spring use a fork to tease out the corms, which are fairly shallow, and repot them. From one plant given to my father by his sister, my three sisters and I have many pots of them!

Positive ApopkaJohn On Jul 8, 2010, ApopkaJohn from Apopka, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

Recieved small pencil size tubors that were slow to sprout but came up outside in a large pot. The foliage was tender and slow growing without fertilizer. Leaves got burn spots by watering in the day time. Probably better as an indoor pot plant.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Midland City, Alabama
Chiefland, Florida
Clemmons, North Carolina
Lynchburg, Virginia



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