Achimenes antirrhina is an attractive and variable species. Flower colors range from red striping and spotting on a yellow ground (as above) through almost plain red, with many combinations in between. It is a native of south-western Mexico, and is well suited to indoor culture in more northerly climates.
Addditional photos in a slideshow can be seen by clicking one of the links below:
- A plant in cultivation at the Smithsonian Institution, probably the same clone as the flowers in the main image above
- A close-up of a flower on the Smithsonian cultivar
- A colony of plants growing in Michoacan state, Mexico
- Variable flower colors within this colony, corolla lobes red, and corolla lobes red with yellow markings
- A plain red cultivar, in cultivation
- A mainly red cultivar with yellow markings, in cultivation