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Calibrachoa

Uses:

  • Hanging Baskets
  • Garden Planters
  • Small Ground Covers

Features:

  • Prolific Bloomer
  • Spiller Plant in Containers
  • Several Different Flower Colors

Sunlight:

  • Partial Shade to Full Sun
  • 4+ Hours of Direct Sun

Growing Zones:

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.


Growing Calibrachoa

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.

    Superbells Timing Chart

    There is a 4 week window from the earliest flowering to the latest flowering Superbells Calibrachoa. Typically weeks 12 to 15 are from late March to mid-April.