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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Nov 27, 2014 7:17 AM CST
Any chance you know the name of this Achimenes?
Donald
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Nov 27, 2014 9:06 AM CST
Hi Donald,

Unfortunately, I don't know. I bought it at a little backyard nursery where nothing was labeled. Sadly it was one of the pots of Achimenes that got shoved in a corner over winter and forgotten until really late the next summer. The poor things apparently tried to sprout but gave up and died without sun or water. Boy, did I feel dumb! They are so easy to grow and overwinter that I was beginning to think that it was impossible to kill an Achimenes, but then I found a way! Crying

Whatever variety it was, it had a really nice periwinkle coloration, larger flowers than my others, and started blooming around mid-summer.
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Nov 27, 2014 9:22 AM CST
It reminded me of the one that I grow - photo. Unfortunately I don't know the name here either, but it's a larger bloom than most. I call it the 'blue' one because it definitely trends toward the blue spectrum. I don't think they are exactly the same, maybe, but it did strike me as similar. Yours might never have had a name anyway. Park Seed used to sell an Achimenes 'mix' of various colors. They also used to offer them by color rather name. You could get white, blue, red and pink, I think. That's been a long time ago now, but at the time Park Seed was widely used as a plant source. Mine came with a name and I still have that purchase list, but can't make it match.
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Donald
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Nov 28, 2014 6:02 PM CST
Your plant is gorgeous! Lovey dubby

I don't think they are exactly the same either. Yours seems to have a somewhat more erect growth habit than mine did.

I've really enjoyed your photos of the various varieties of Achimenes and friends.

P.S. If you ever decide to sell off a few rhizomes in the future, please let me know! Green Grin!
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Nov 28, 2014 6:34 PM CST
I don't have any wish to sell, but I do give them away from time to time. I also rooted a few and didn't leave them out to get frozen. I probably need to work at getting them secured for the rest of the winter. They weren't quite completely dormant when I brought them inside and I haven't checked on them since.
Donald
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Dec 4, 2014 12:59 AM CST
Hope they are okay! Smiling

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