Calibrachoa, Million Bells

Calibrachoa hybrida 'Superbells Blackcurrant Punch'

 

 

  • Trailing habit
  • Striking flowers
  • Blooms all season
  • Great for containers

Kaw Valley Favorite

These are our very favorite plants! Our staff members are avid plant lovers and these are the best of the best in our own landscaping.

Many of our favorites are new & different. All are excellent performers, easy to grow, and well suited to our area. You won't be disappointed!

Details

Calibrachoa hybrida 'Superbells Blackcurrant Punch' is a well-branched and free-flowering annual with a uniform, mounded, trailing habit. Covered in violet-rose blooms accented with a HUGE black eyezone, this one will knock your socks off! Blooms profusely all season long. Heat tolerant. Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary. Great for hanging baskets and planters. Keeping plants too wet can lead to root rot diseases. Allow the top of the soil to dry before watering again.

Growing Tips

Calibrachoas are ph sensitive and need a well-draining soil. Typical garden soils are not acidic enough to keep Calibrachoas from having stunted, yellow growth. They perform best in a good quality potting soil such as our own Kaw Valley "Good Stuff". If you have problems with budworms (blooms and buds getting chewed away) we recommend Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew (Spinosad). It's safe enough to be used for organic growing. If used every two weeks starting mid-June it should take care of these bloom-destroying pests that have invaded much of the Midwest, especially urban areas.

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Type:

Annual

New for 2020

Sun/Shade:

Full Sun to Part Sun

Bloom Color:

Black / Nearly Black

Purple / Violet

Rose

Foliage Color:

Green

Hardiness Zone:

Not hardy

Height:

6-10 inches

Spread:

12-16 inches

Benefits:

Truly Heat Tolerant

Attracts Wildlife:

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Hummingbirds

 
 
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