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Oct 15, 2014 7:50 PM CST
|I wish there was an Achimenes type the color of Greg's Columnea 'Lava Flow', but I've not seen one. So here are some photos taken today which show the range of bloom time before winter's rest period.
Eucodonia 'Adele'. I didn't think it would be this good due to the grasshopper damage, but it did. I'm pleased.
xAchimenenantha 'Inferno'. It really would be my favorite if it were earlier.
Achimenes 'Yellow Beauty'. Did well this year, but it's done and here it's all trimmed and ready to store until it's time to wake up next spring.
This is my latest of the type to bloom. I'm sure it's a XAchicodonia. It has all the traits of that kind of hybrid between Achimenes and Eucodonia. The foliage on this one is very dense and it will be another week or so before the blooms manage to get above the very tight and somewhat stiff growth of the plant. It is just starting. The closeup shows the somewhat boat shaped bloom that is more like the Eucodonia blooms than the Achimenes, but the size is pure Achimenes.
Achimenes 'Gary', my only white blooming Achimenes is ready to be cut back for storage. About half of what I'm growing is about ready for that.
Achimenes 'Prima Donna' is really so similar to
'Flamboyant', I probably should eliminate one, but I probably won't do that.
Last is xSmithicodonia 'Heartland's Joy'. It the next to last one to bloom. If I pay attention and take care of it, it should be blooming well into November.
Oct 20, 2014 7:01 PM CST
|Donald just so pretty!!!
Nov 7, 2014 7:49 AM CST
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