Achimenes mexicana is a beautiful and easy member of the Gesneriad family that grows from curious elongated scaly rhizomes.
It has gorgeous blue-purple flowers with a white throat. They are funnel-shaped and the colour is quite hard to capture photographically as in different lights they appear to oscillate between purple-blue and blue-purple.
It should come as no surprise that this variety is a favorite among many for its high bloom count and solid, rich coloring. An excellent partner for white tuberous Begonias, these two create a gloriously contrasting display. Provide these easy growers with protection from the sun and regular water during active growth, and they’ll return the favor with months of bright blooms! Enjoy!