xAchimenantha ‘Tammuz’

xAchimenantha ‘Tammuz’. 1966, IR66089, Frances Batcheller, NH. (as xEucodonopsis). (Smithiantha ‘ Carmel’ x Achimenes mexicana). Cross made Sept. 1965, first bloomed June, 1966. Erect to 12 in. or more with 1 -2 in. internodes. Leaf soft, velvety, green with white reverse, 2 ½ in. long x 3 ½ in. wide, ovate with crenate edge, cordate base and acute tip. Flower tube ampliate, tubes rounded and spreading, 2 in. long x 1 ½ in. wide, intense red purple (Nickerson 10P 3/9) with white throat.

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