xAchimannia ‘Ohio’s Never Say Never’

xAchimannia ‘Ohio’s Never Say Never’, 2016, IR161334, hybridized by Daniel Steele, Ohio  (Un-named Seemannia hyb. Achimenes mexicana). Cross made 09/2010, planted 04/12/2011, and first flowered 09/11/2011.  Reproducible only vegetatively. Erect growing habit. Leaves dark green when grown in bright shade, 3 1/4” long x 1 3/4” wide with 1/2 -5/8” petiole, elliptic with cuneate base, serrate margin and acute tip. Calyx split, green, 5/18”. Pedicel 1 1/2” with 1 flower per axil. Corolla salverform, 1 1/4” long x 1 “ wide, red-violet petal with white throat with red-violet spotting. Outer surfaces red-violet throughout. Provides better display when multiple plants are grown in a single pot. Flower presents a combination of both parents. Rhizome production is reliable, rhizomes are purple.

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