achimenes


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Synonyms for achimenes

any plant of the genus Achimenes having showy bell-shaped flowers that resemble gloxinias

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More than 50 years later they remain friends and I now grow the achimenes for my mother every spring.
Achimenes originated in central America and some Caribbean islands.
ADRIENNE SAYS: Achimenes love warm growing conditions and do best when watered with lukewarm water.
Achimenes are attractive plants related to St Paulia or African Violets.
Although their leaves resemble those of primroses, streptocarpus - their correct name - are, in fact, related to African violets and achimenes, the hot water plant.
NOW'S the time to start tubers of achimenes, the hot water plant.
ALLOW pots of gloxinias, tuberous begonias and achimenes to dry out so the foliage can continue to die back for the winter rest period.
The rhizomes of Achimenes are strange and scaly, but they produce stunning blooms.
Achimenes grandiflora has larger flowers up to 2in which start as neat tubes but open out to become more pansy-like in shape.