Popular for growing in smaller garden areas and as a spiller plant in containers, Calibrachoa comes in a rainbow of solid colors, stripes, patterns and two-tones. The gorgeous double blooms flower from spring to fall.
Calibrachoa, also known as Million Bells, is a genus of plants in the Solanaceae (nightshade) family. It is an evergreen short-lived perennial and subshrub that has masses of small petunia like flowers. Calibrachoa is a great trailing plant that boasts colorful flowers, is super easy to grow, and attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. We offer Superbells because it is an excellent summer performing annual and is heat tolerant.
The Best Way to Use Calibrachoa
Performing best in pots, Calibrachoa are great for window boxes and hanging baskets as long as there is well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade. This annual flower can also be planted in beds and borders as long as the soil is well amended and drains well. Growing hardy in zones 9 to 11, Calibrachoa plants grow 6 to 12 inches tall with a sprawling habit 12 to 24 inches wide. Known for its trailing stems up to 30 inches long, these petunia-like flowers make great spillers for containers. Great for attracting hummingbirds and butterflies.
Use in mixed containers
Great for growing in unique containers
Blooms in a wide range of solid colors, bicolors, stripes, patterns, and doubles
Typically 6-12 inches tall, 12-24 inches wide
Growing zones 9-11
Calibrachoa Companion Plants
Plants that go well with Calibrachoa are tall plants and other trailing plants used for mixed containers. Here are some of our favorite plants to help you get that spiller and thriller effect for your potted masterpiece.