Calibrachoa

Calibrachoa

Calibrachoas looks very similar to a miniature Petunia, but it's not quite a Petunia. Calibrachoas are vigorous, fast growing annuals that feature hundreds of vividly colored small Petunia-like flowers that bloom prolifically from spring to first frost.  Unlike regular Petunias, Calibrachoa is self cleaning, meaning that it sheds its spent flowers and replaces them with new ones.  Plant (or hang if in a basket) in full sun.  Shaded areas will cause the plants to "stretch" as well as dramatically reduce the flower count. Calibrachoa can be grown in patio pots, window boxes or in beds. Calibrachoa is quite popular grown in hanging baskets because of their cascading growth habit. Calibrachoa requires soils that are fertile and well drained. Keep the soil moist especially during summer heat. Over watering is the leading cause of plant failure.

Specifications

  • Common Name: Million Bells
  • Bloom: Late Spring | Early Summer
  • Growth: 6-12 Inches
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water: Frequently