Calibrachoa

  • Rather easy to grow
  • While blooming all season
  • Also loves full sun

History

Calibrachoa is popular among gardeners and landscapers due to its soft green foliage, bright and constant blooms. Its ability to rebound from drought conditions with minimal damage to the plant itself makes it an easy plant for beginning gardeners.

Belonging to the same family as peppers, zucchini, and tomatoes, Calibrachoa is a member of the Solanaceae family. Native to South America, it is known for its small trumpet shaped blooms that come in a range of colors. It is often confused for a type of petunia because of its similar bloom shape.

Growing

Calibrachoa enjoy well draining soil, and prefer to be left to dry out moderately between watering’s. If the plant does become too dry, the blooms and buds may perish, while wet soil can lead to root rot disease. Calibrachoa need full sun to reach their best potential.

With a natural trailing habit and is a magnificent plant for hanging baskets and containers. Dead heading or removing the spent blooms, encourages new blooms to develop. Their stems, which radiate outward from the center of the plant, span approximately 12 inches. They are one of the most prolific plants that you will have in your garden, and are great plants to have for areas with full sun and heat.

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