Gesneriads forum: couple more Achimenes

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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
Aug 23, 2014 3:09 PM CST
Here's two more blooming now. I took the photos this week near noon. You'd think I'd manage to not wait until the temp reached triple digits, but I had a cow I was trying to track down in the cooler a.m. The first is an unknown pink one. Very stiff, dense foliage that is golden olive with a satin finish.
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The next is 'tet Ambroise Verschaffel'. The database lists 'Ambroise Verschaffel', but I'm guessing it's the diploid version. The blooms look the same, but the foliage habit doesn't match. Mine has stiff upright growth.
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(Zone 6a)
Aug 30, 2014 3:51 AM CST
I really wanted that plant this year, and just didn't have time to order, next year I for sure will. Lovely!
Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Aug 31, 2014 1:30 PM CST
Great growing Donald! Thumbs up I've never seen such large, beautiful specimens of Achimenes!
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