Greenhouse or stove perennials
Although Achimenes can be propagated by division of the tubers, the
simpler method of raising a supply from seed has become a common
practice. During March or April sow in pots or pans, and while quite
small transfer the seedlings
to separate pots. It is important to insure
free drainage, especially as frequent watering is a necessity while the
plants are in active growth. Achimenes are generally kept in a high
temperature; but they do not really need so much heat as Gloxinias, and
in a warm greenhouse they can be flowered without the least difficulty.
This is one of the finest subjects for growing in hanging-baskets.
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