Name that plant

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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    07 / 21 / 2019

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    International

  • City

    Budapest

  • Posted by

    Eva Zold

Notes:

This plant was a gift from an elderly neighbour. She’s been growing these for years but does not know what they are. I would like to thank her by finding out its name. She told me to let it rest over the winter (after the plant dries away in the fall) and to replant in the spring. Apparently I will find approx 4 little “potatoes” (as she phrased it) in the soil – I’m guessing tubers – and each would grow into a new plant. Supposed to like sun and moist soil but is sensitive to cold and draft.

Comments

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    You are welcome! It’s so sweet of you for sharing with us the plant’s lovely, romantic Hungarian name, thank you Eva! Best to you. Laura

    July 29th, 2019 at 8:06pm

  • Eva Zold Registered says:

    Thank you laura735, you were clearly spot-on! The pics and info on the link you gave were a perfect match. I’ve already found the plant’s name in Hungarian – “mesevirag” (meaning “fairytale flower”). My elderly neighbour will be delighted! Thanks again! 🙂

    July 23rd, 2019 at 7:47am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Information link for A. longiflora species. http://www.gesneriads.info/genera/achimenes-longiflora/

    July 23rd, 2019 at 1:11am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Something in the Achimenes perhaps (Cupid’s Bower), possible (Achimenes longiflora)? Check out these included links for more information. Best wishes! https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/254662/

    July 23rd, 2019 at 1:34am

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