repotting Achimenes

Robert Pries
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:11:49 PDT
Shmuel: I am NOT an achimenes expert, but I have grown 20-30 pots each summer for that last 3 years. I find that the varieties vary considerably in size some produce 30 inch plants others only 5 inches. Most all benefit from having several rhizomes in a pot each about an inch or two apart,otherwise they do not fill the pot. They multiply freely and next year you should have many times the number. They seem best divided while dormant and before growth begins. The start of growth may be almost threadlike underground. As far as PH is concerned, mine were on the acid side but probably close to neutral since I use a commercial potting soil.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Shmuel Silinsky" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 3:47:13 PM
Subject: [pbs] repotting Achimenes

I bought three 4 inch pots of different Achimenes in an almost dormant
condition last fall. They sat outside in my zone 9b winter and I thought
they were dead, but see lots and lots of small rhizomes. I would like to
repot - and know not much about them. How many in a pot and what size pot?
Do they like acid soil? What else should I know. I googled a lot but got
very little detailed info. Even the site did not mention pot
size, how far apart the rhizomes, how deep.... Any advice is greatly
appreciated. Thanks,

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Bob Pries
Zone 7a
Roxboro, NC
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