Achimenes 'Harry Williams' has beautiful pansy-shaped flowers that emerge crimson red then morph to crimson violet.
This mostly subtropical genus has a few hardy cultivars. Plant Delights nursery in zone 7 North Carolina has trialed a number of Achimenes for winter hardiness and found that 'Harry Williams' “returned in great shape after a winter low of eight degrees F (-13 C).” This cultivar emerges in June with fuzzy green foliage and is topped in summer with beautiful pansy-shaped flowers that emerge crimson red, then morph to crimson violet, all with a contrasting yellow throat. In colder climates they make a great pot and houseplant. Part sun to part shade.
Common Name: Orchid Pansy - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]
Family: Gesneriaceae (The African Violet Family)
Zone Hardiness: 7-10
Light: Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Red
Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America
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