Achimines pulcherrima/Achimines

Achimines pulcherrima / Achimines pulcherrima
Summer flowers
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Summer flowers

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Border planting in flower

New growth in spring

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Scientific Name: Achimines pulcherrima
Common Name: Achimines
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11, 12 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Flowers for several months in spring and summer. It is injured below 50 F. In warm climates the plants return from the roots in spring. Some grooming is required to keep the plants tidy. Mulch will help plants overwinter where there are moderate freezes.