Calibrachoa / Million Bells

Calibrachoa x MiniFamous ‘Double Pink’ (syn. ‘Double Pink Evolution’) – These tender annuals have 1 to 2″ wide fully double pink flowers that are absolutely beautiful as a solitary hanging basket specimen. They attract hummingbirds and require no deadheading, although they are heavy feeders and need to be fertilized once a week. Grows 6-10″ high by 24″. Annual.

Calibrachoa x Noa ‘Blue Legend’ – This introduction from Danziger was bred for abundant blooms and good disease resistance. It bears medium purplish-blue single flowers (about 1.5″ wide) with a contrasting yellow throat from spring to autumn over deep green trailing foliage. Calibrachoa prefer part to full sun exposures. Grows 8″ high by 18″ wide. Tender Annual.

Calibrachoa Aloha ‘Red’ – This plant has a semi-upright growth habit with single bright red blooms nicely contrasted by a subtle yellow throat, borne over light green foliage. The original species of Calibrachoa are native to South Americaand most of what we know as Million Bells are really hybrids of these. Aloha ‘Red’ grows 8″ high by 12-20″ wide. Tender Annual.

Calibrachoa MiniFamous ‘Double Amethyst’- This Million Bell variety features lovely 1-2″ wide double blooms of rich lavender-purple that are fragrant and show just a hint of a yellow throat. It was bred to tolerate both high humidity and heat, and it is also self-cleaning. Long trailing stems should be periodically pinched back to create denser plants. Grows 6-10″ high by 24″. Annual.

Calibrachoa Noa ‘Banana’ – Another Danziger introduction with single blooms of pale yellow with green veining that attract both butterflies and the occasional hummingbird. This semi-trailing type works well in mixed hanging baskets and containers as the ‘banana’ coloured flowers seem to work with just about any hue . Grows 6-8″ high by 12-18″ wide. Tender annual in zones 2-8.

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