|Achimenes is a Mexican species, very distinct and unusual. Dormant, rhizomatous perennials, Achimenes are grown for their flowers that appear from summer to fall. Each of the rhizomes produces a single upright, spreading, or trailing stem, with or without branches. Achimenes hirsuta, native of Guatamala, grows 2 1/2 feet tall with heart-shaped green leaves, covered with hair. bears rose-colored flowers with yellow centers. During growing season, feed every two weeks. Likes a warm and light location, out of direct sun. Dies back over the winter. Dormant rhizomes can be kept in peat moss at 50 degrees Fahrenheit.