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A Central American plant with tubular or trumpet-shaped flowers.
- ‘'Double Blue' is a rare variety of Achimenes, a delightful, long-flowering plant also known as Cupid's Bower.’
- ‘We have trialed a number of achimenes for winter hardiness and are always thrilled when we find another cultivar to add to our list.’
- ‘It is the 7th of September and my achimenes is still in full bloom.’
- ‘Over the years I've often been tempted to try Achimenes, but having never seen them grown locally, I'm not sure they'd like our sometimes hot days in summer.’
- ‘The easiest bulb is achimeneswhich is actually a rhizome and so can safely be laid on its side.’
Modern Latin, either from Greek akhaimenis, denoting a different plant (euphorbia), or from a- ‘not’ + kheimanein ‘expose to the cold’.
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