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Achimenes, Eucodonia, xAchicodonia,
xAchimenantha, and xSmithicodonia

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Rhizomes are shipped February through mid-April.

Important: Some varieties are always in short supply. If we are out of any, we will substitute equally good varieties of similar color and type, unless alternate choices have been selected. As the list is very long, be sure to jot down the names of some alternates. You can enter them on the substitutes page, which will open after you choose your primary selections.

Each variety chosen contains 5 rhizomes. These packets are priced at $8.95 each.

Shipping and handling is $10.00 plus $1.00 for each rhizome packet or plant ordered. Rhizomes can be combined with plants to help offset shipping costs.

Ordering Instructions: Click on the checkboxes of ALL the varieties you wish to order. If you decide to start over there is a clear button at the end of the list. Then click the "Add to Basket" button.

The page will reopen on the "Alternate Choices" page. Enter any substitutions that you have jotted down. These selections will display on the "Basket" page without any prices. If you wish, you can leave the "Alternate Choices" page blank and we will be happy to choose for you.

Be sure to check the shopping "Basket" to make sure your order is correct.

Each variety is $ 8.95 (5 rhizomes)
Achimenes Rhizomes

Code: RHZ5


  'Ambroise Verschaffelt' (Regal) - Large white, delicately netted purple.
  'Annie Belle' - Medium-large blue flowers with darker lines, small yellow center spot. Leaves dark with maroon reverse. Erect stems.
  'Aphrodite' (Himalayan Gardens, UK) - A rare tricolor variety with large 2.75" white flowers, pale lavender shading mostly at edges, and small yellow spot in center. Plant grows upright to 8 inches high.
  'Bernice' (Lane) - Large pinkish-purple flowers with fuchsia colored mid-veins on the petals. Erect stems.
  'Blue David' (Mossop) - Variegated light and dark blue.
  'Blue John' (Townsend) - Large pastel blue flowers.
  'Blue Rose' - Large hyacinth blue double flowers.
  'Boy David' (Mossop) - Large light blue variegated deep blue, distinctive.
  'Bright Jewel' - Orange-red with rose eye.
  'Cascade Evening Glow' (Michelssen) - Large bright salmon-pink, trailing.
  'Cattleya' - Blue-violet flowers with lighter throats. Trailing.
  'Chalkhill Blue' (Townsend) - Blue with large white eye.
  'Coral Sunset' (Brumpton) - Salmon-pink, bronze foliage.
  'Cornell Favorite' (Cornell Univ.) - Magenta-rose flowers, yellow in throat, purplish-red leaves.
  'Dale Martens' (Saliba) - Dark pink single or semi-double flowers with darker dots and splashes in yellow eye.
  'Donna' - Large medium blue flowers with dark purple stripes in the throat. Compact, trailing.
  'Dot' - Small light pink flowers with deep rose-pink netted eye. Trailing with a huge cascade of blooms. The name does not do it justice.
   dulcis - Species with medium-sized bell-shaped white flowers with a yellow throat. Native to Mexico.
  'Electra' (Lane) - Medium-sized blue-purple flowers with contrasting dark purple freckles in the yellow eye. Bronze foliage with burgundy reverse.
  'Fashionable Night' - Large blue with yellow eye, white throat, trailing.
  'Flamboyant' - Large abundant orange-red flowers, compact.
  'Fritz Michelssen' (Syn.: A. 'Fritz') (Michelssen) - Large mid-blue with lighter blotch in the center. Upright with dark green leaves, burgundy reverse.
  'Gemini' - Trailing with large mid-blue flowers, lighter center area.
  'George Saliba' - Unknown hybrid with yellowish overtones.
  'Glory' - Older hybrid with medium-sized 1.5" bright orange-red flowers with a small touch of yellow in the throat. Medium green foliage. Often an award winner.
  'Hard To Get' (Saliba) - Relatively tall hybrid with each flower a combo of purple and yellow and ranging from single to double in form.
  'Hughes Aufray' (Saliba) - Compact growth with beautiful medium-sized bright yellow flowers edged with purple. Erect stems.
  'India' (Michelssen) - Large flat deep violet-blue flowers, dark foliage. Easy to grow, upright plant, heavy bloomer. Serge Saliba states that this is a perfect Achimenes.
  'Jewel Glow' - Large bright deep fuchsia flowers, compact.
  'Jewel Pink' (Lyon) - Trailing with free flowering bright pink flowers.
  'Jubilee Gem' - Rosy purple, vigorous, upright.
  'Lilac' (Muller) - Large mid-purple flowers, easy.
  'Lisa' (Lane) - Small light pink flowers, netted.
   longiflora - Very large blue, trailing species.
  'Luneberg' (Michelssen) - Large bright pink flowers with tiny yellow spot in throat. Erect, leaves dark green, burgundy reverse.
  'Margarita' - Large pure white, compact, trailing.
  'Mauve Delight' - Large pale lavender blooms with yellow spot at bottom of throat. Green leaves, burgundy reverse. Fine for baskets.
  'Opal' (Townsend) - Large blush-white with faint lavender on petal edges. Green leaves, erect.
  'Painted Lady' (Townsend) - Large bright pink flowers, yellow throat with purple halo and specks. Dark green leaves, burgundy reverse. Trailing form.
  'Paul Arnold' (Van Tubergen) - Large violet-purple blooms, upright.
  'Peach Blossom' (Borges) - Large pale pink blossoms with dark green leaves, burgundy reverse. Trailing with abundant flowers.
  'Peach Glow' (Brumpton) - Salmon-pink with yellow throat.
  'Purple Queen' - Large rosy purple flowers with a white spot in the center with dots and dashes. Green leaves, erect.
  'Queen of Sheba' - Medium-sized florescent salmon-pink flowers with brown dashes and dots on a yellow throat. Dark green leaves, burgundy reverse. Trailing.
  'Red Giant' - Medium funnel-shaped wine-red flower with yellow throat. Upright grower.
  'Rio Rita' (Worley) - Compact habit with scalloped double rose-pink flowers.
  'Rumpelstilzschen' (Michelssen) - Bright pink flowers, compact.
  'Sauline' (Saliba) - Medium-sized yellow flowers sport a fuzzy wide pink border. The lobes are ruffled and finely toothed. Medium green leaves on upright plant.
  'Schneewittchen' (Michelssen) - Large white with touch of blue.
  'Shere Delight' - Very large bright pink.
  'Strawberry Lemon' (Saliba) - Medium-sized flower with a striking combination of mostly yellow with some red splashes. Under ideal conditions, the edges can even take on a salmon shade.
  'Summer Festival' (Easterbrook) - Large strong pink flowers with throat dark spotted and edged with a purple halo. Dark green leaves, burgundy reverse. Erect.
  'Summer Sunset' (Easterbrook) - Orange plus yellow eye. Compact.
  'Tarantella' (Michelssen) - Large salmon-pink. Compact, dark leaves.
  'Teresa' (Worley) - Large semi-double flowers of a deep fuchsia-red.
  'Tetra Meissner Porzellan' (Michelssen) - Large light pink flowers like porcelain, patch of yellow at center, green leaves, pinkish underneath, compact.
  'Tetra Orangerote Charm' - Large orange-red with yellow spot in center. Heavy bloomer, compact.
  'Tetra Rosamunde' (Michelssen) - The deep pink flowers are very large (up to 2 inches) with a yellow throat spotted and streaked with darker pink. Leaves are dark green, maroon underneath with stout strong stems up to 5 inches long.
  'Tetra Verschaffelt' - Very large white netted purple.
  'Topsy' - Large solid medium blue. Green leaves, burgundy reverse. Trailing.
  'Tracey Thornley' - Large purple flowers with dark brown center spot. Erect, green leaves, maroon veins on the reverse.
  'Vivid' - Mid-sized bright magenta flowers, with yellow spot and brown specks at the throat. Green leaves. Trailing.
  'Wetterlow's Triumph' (Wetterlow) - Large textured pink blooms, trailing.
  xAchicodonia 'Shogun' - Large pink flowers with striped throat. Green leaves with white hairs.

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Family: Gesneriaceae

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Keyed Cultural Guide: The following symbols are listed with many product descriptions. If so, they indicate special characteristics or growing requirements. Also, see "Cultural Information".
(B) Hanging
(D) Dwarf
under 12"
(F) Flourescent lights for
indoor light culture
(H) Humid
(M) Miniature
under 6"
(T) Terrarium
(W) Winter

Key to USDA Hardiness Zones