Achimenes is one of those houseplants that is not well known by name but packs a real punch with brightly coloured flowers rivalling begonia and saintpaulia. They grow from scaly rhizomes that are started into growth in early spring and flower throughout the summer until early autumn.

by Miranda Kimberley
A. ‘Ambroise Verschaffelt’ AGM - image: Floramedia
A. ‘Ambroise Verschaffelt’ AGM - image: Floramedia

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