Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Achimenantha 'Butterfield Bronze'
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Achimenantha
Item #: 4708
Zones: 7b to 9b, at least
Dormancy: Winter, Spring
Height: 10" tall
This easy-to-grow hybrid of two gesneriad genera, Achimenes and Smithiantha, has proven to be a very good performer in our trials. Emerging in June, the fuzzy red stems are adorned with equally fuzzy bronze-purple leaves. Starting in early September and continuing until frost, the slowly spreading clumps are topped with 2" purple-violet (RHS 81A) flowers, each with a large white throat. We find A. 'Butterfield Bronze' is a great way to add color to the fall woodland garden.