Information About Million Bells

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No Flowers On Calibrachoa – Tips For Getting Calibrachoa To Bloom

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Calibrachoa is a sun-loving, colorful and pretty annual. This plant should produce abundant blooms throughout the summer, but if your Calibrachoa won’t flower anymore, there are some steps you can take to re-invigorate it. Click here for more info.

Calibrachoa Cutting Propagation – Learn How To Root Calibrachoa Cuttings

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Calibrachoa plants can survive year round in USDA plant zones 9 to 11, but in other regions they are treated as annuals. Gardeners might wonder how to root Calibrachoa cuttings or what other methods of propagation are useful. This article will help.

Calibrachoa Winter Care: Can You Overwinter Calibrachoa Million Bells

By Shelley Pierce

I love their showy petunia-like flowers and don?t want to see the final curtain fall, so I had to ask myself, ?Can you overwinter calibrachoa? Is there a way of overwintering million bells and, if so, how?? Find out about calibrachoa winter care in this article.

Calibrachoa (Million Bells) Plant Profile

Calibrachoa, also known as million bells, is one of the most popular plants for growing outdoors in containers. A classic spiller plant, it has a trailing habit and looks great in hanging baskets, bowls, or mixed containers. It also works well in unusual containers, such as colanders or even plastic laundry baskets. Calibrachoa is a prolific bloomer and produces 1-inch blossoms that resemble tiny petunias.

Fun Fact

Calibrachoa is not recognized as a separate genus by some authorities. The Royal Horticultural Society, for example, views them as a variety of petunia, giving them the name Petunia 'Million Bells'.

Calibrachoa comes in a rainbow of colors, in solids and two-tones, stripes, patterns, and stunning double blooms. The compact leaves are oval-shaped and a bit sticky. In most growing zones, million bells is best planted or repotted in spring and can bloom continuously through the growing season, and its flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. It's also a fast grower and quickly grows toward the ground as a "spiller" container plant.

Botanical Name Calibrachoa group
Common Name Calibrachoa, million bells, trailing petunia, mini petunia
Plant Type Herbaceous perennial flower often grown as an annual
Mature Size 6 to 12 inches tall, 12 to 24 inches wide
Sun Exposure Full sun to part shade
Soil Type Moist, rich, well-drained
Soil pH 5.0 to 6.5 (acidic)
Bloom Time Spring to fall
Flower Color Coral, yellow, orange, red, pink, blue, purple, burgundy, lavender, cream
Hardiness Zones 9 to 11 (USDA)
Native Area South America
Toxicity Non-toxic

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