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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
hot water plant 'Ambroise Verschaffelt'
Achimenes longiflora 'Ambroise Verschaffelt' Achimenes verschaffelti hort.
Achimenes are rhizomatous herbaceous perennials with scaly rhizomes producing trailing stems bearing simple, opposite or whorled leaves and salver-shaped showy flowers in the leaf axils in summer and autumn
'Ambroise Verschaffelt' is an upright, free-flowering hybrid. Showy white flowers have a network of dark purplish veins centering on a gold throat
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass in either multi-purpose compost or John Innes No 2 loam-based compost in bright filtered light. To bring rhizomes into growth in spring, temperatures of 16-18°C (61-64°F) are ideal. Water sparingly until summer when plants should be watered freely. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser at quarter strength at each watering
Propagate by division of rhizomes in spring or stem tip cuttings in spring (see softwood cuttings)
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Sub-tropical Patio & Container Plants
Pruning None required
Pests Aphids, glasshouse red spider mite and thrips can cause damage
Usually trouble free
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