Cupid's Bower (Achimenes patens)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Height: 6 - 12 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Mauve
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
Other: Division of rhizomes by breaking into 1/2 inch sections.
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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