1. any plant of the genus Achimenes having showy bell-shaped flowers that resemble gloxinias
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  • African violets, gloxinias and achimenes are beautiful when in bloom, but pretty dull otherwise.
  • Such a tiger-lily on my table, and the pretty delicate achimenes, and the stephanotis climbing up the verandah, and a bignonia by its side, with honeysuckle all over the steps, and jessamine all over the two water-tanks at the angle of the verandah. Life of John Coleridge Patteson
  • Some damp spots near the river are covered with a carpet of a beautiful variegated, velvety-leaved plant (Cyrtodeira chontalensis) with a flower like an achimenes, whilst the dryer slopes bear melastomae and a great variety of dwarf palms, amongst which the Sweetie (Geonoma sp.), used for thatching houses, is the most abundant. The Naturalist in Nicaragua
  • For example, Anthony Parsons 'passion was “the improvement of various florists’ flowers” and his pioneering work his work on dahlias, pansies, verbenas, petunias, hollyhocks and achimenes resulted in dozens of new hybrids, the forefathers of many we grow today. The polymath in the garden
  • Gloxinias, known botanically as Sinningia speciosa, are members of the gesneriad family, as are African violets, episcias, achimenes, and many other popular houseplants. RNews - TOP STORIES
  • Over the years I've often been tempted to try Achimenes, but having never seen them grown locally, I'm not sure they'd like our sometimes hot days in summer.
  • 'Double Blue' is a rare variety of Achimenes, a delightful, long-flowering plant also known as Cupid's Bower.
  • The easiest bulb is achimenes—which is actually a rhizome and so can safely be laid on its side.
  • It is the 7th of September and my achimenes is still in full bloom.
  • Rhizomes of achimenes (hot water plants) can also be potted up and placed on a warm, well-lit windowsill. Times, Sunday Times
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