Achimenes erecta ‘Splendens’

Probably a cultivar of Achimenes erecta (Lam.) H.P.Fuchs var. rosea, synonym Achimenes rosea Lindl. it is not listed in the Gesneriad Register-Achimenes and I have found no other reference to this plant.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No data.


History at Camden Park

Probably obtained from James Backhouse.  Included among desiderata in a letter dated 10th April 1846 but not recorded as arrived.  [MP A2933-1 p.136].


Published Aug 27, 2009 - 10:50 AM | Last updated Aug 24, 2011 - 04:50 PM

More details about Achimenes erecta ‘Splendens’
Family Gesneriaceae
Region of origin

Probably garden origin

Common Name

Achimenes, Hot water plant, Cupid’s bow

Name in the Camden Park Record

Achimenes rosea splendens 

Confidence level low