Gesneriads

On these pages you’ll discover these Gesneriad genera:

x Achicodonia

A hybrid genus of Eucodonia and Achimenes. Cultural conditions as for Achimenes. Tend to bloom later in season, on into fall.

‘Cornell Gem’ (Lee) —

Compact, large leaves. Small reddish purple flowers, white throat. Available March 1-June 15. Three rhizomes — $4.00

‘Dark Star’ (Worley) —

Bronzy leaves, compact, trailing. Dark blue slipper-shaped flowers. Available March 1-June 15. Three rhizomes — $4.00

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x Achimenantha

Hybrids of Achimenes and Smithiantha. They bloom later in the season, on into fall.

‘Cloe’ (Worley) —

Dark leaves, upright. Large deep pink flowers. Available March to June 15. One rhizome — $4.00

‘Golden Jubilee’ (Martens) —

Dark green leaves, reddish reverse, pink salmon flowers. Available March to June 15. One rhizome — $4.00

‘Inferno’ (Worley) —

Compact. Fiery red flowers, yellow throat. Available March to June 15. One rhizome — $4.00

‘Scorpio’ —

Stiff stems, dark foliage. 5 cm red flowers, yellow eye, similar to ‘Inferno’. Available March to June 15. One rhizome — $4.00

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Achimenes

From Central America are started from rhizomes in early spring for summer bloom in fairly shady locations. They like a porous soil and should never dry out.

admirabilis

Small, narrow, dark green leaves, compact bushy growth. Small bright orange flowers fall to winter. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

cettoana

Small, narrow dark green leaves. Small blue flowers. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

dulcis

Large, light green leaves, silvery cast. Large campanulate flowers, white with yellow in throat.
Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

glabrata

Slender, almost hair-less leaves. Flowers large, white or white flushed lavender. Trailing.
Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

grandiflora

Large, rough, ovate leaves. Purple, pouched flowers, white throat. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

longiflora ‘Chiapas’ —

Large, light violet flowers. Green leaves. Trailing. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

misera

Low growing, small white flowers, spotted purple inside. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

patens ‘Major’ —

Compact. Deep reddish purple flowers, short blunt spur. Available March 1-June 15. 3 rhizomes of one variety — $4.00

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