- Height 6-12 Inches
- Width 12-24 Inches
- Use as a spiller when using in containers
- Massive number of flowers with no deadheading required!
- Growing Zones 9 - 11
Go for the bold with this splashy calibrachoa hybrid. The purple trumpet-shaped flowers ringed in white are striking enough, but it’s the yellow centers that hypnotize you. Add to that the massive number of flowers, and an easy-going personality and you have a long-season standout for flower power. Luckily for busy gardeners, those flowers need no deadheading – it’s a self-cleaning powerhouse.
Holy Smokes has won multiple awards for its combination of continuous bloom, heat tolerance, and fall interest. Supporting pollinators, it is a beacon to hummingbirds, whose beaks fit those mini-petunia type flowers perfectly. The green foliage can trail as long as 24 inches. Reaching a foot high and two feet wide, it’s a low-maintenance container star as a mounded trailer for hanging baskets, raised beds, window boxes and patio planters. Holy Smokes will shine in full sun or part sun, with best bloom in full sunlight.
Superbells® Holy Smokes!® Calibrachoa Care
Did we mention how easy Holy Smokes is? Like other calibrachoas, it asks for average soil and moisture, with good drainage. Containers are best for calibrachoas, unless your landscape site has impeccable drainage. They do not relish being overly wet or consistently damp, so if your region has wet springs, wait to plant until sunny weather has settled in.
Use a balanced fertilizer (such as 24-12-17) at planting and at recommended intervals in containers. If leaves are yellowing despite fertilization, the pH range in the soil may have gotten too high or low, inhibiting the ability of the plant to absorb iron. This can be fixed by applying iron chelate as a foliar spray (which works faster) or in granules. If the plants become leggy, simply trim back at any time to encourage fuller branching. They won’t mind and will reward you with lush new foliage and flowers within a week.
Superbells® Holy Smokes!® Calibrachoa Spacing
Eight to 12 inches apart is an ideal spacing for Holy Smokes Calibrachoa, since they can spread 12-24 inches across. In hanging baskets, you can plant more closely, perhaps six inches. Choose containers with optimal drainage, and soil that is not overly heavy.
Superbells® Holy Smokes!® Calibrachoa Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11|
|Flower Color(s): Purple, Yellow|
|Flower Description: A Soft Yellow Bases with Splashes Of Blue-Purple|
|Bloom Period: Planting To Hard Frost|
|Foliage Color(s) Green|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun|
|Height Class: Short|
|Height: 6-12 Inches|
|Spread: 12-24 Inches|
|Spacing: 8-12 Inches|
|Habit: Mounding, Trailing|
|Drought Tolerant: No|
|Container Role: Spiller|
|Use Types: Combinations, Container, Hanging Baskets|
|Features: Fall Interest, Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Low Maintenance, Deadheading Not Necessary, Pollinator Attractor|
|Scientific Name: Calibrachoa hybrid 'BBCAL85805' USPP 30,838, Can PBRAF, US Utility US 9,313,959|
|Common Name: Superbells® Holy Smokes!® Calibrachoa|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.