Commonly known as million bells or miniature petunias. This is the first calibrachoa series available to the home gardener to start from seed. They are ideal for containers, hanging baskets, or window boxes and even work well planted in the ground. Bushy trailing plants bloom abundantly all season with minimal care, thriving even in hot and humid climates.
Calibrachoa x hybrida
Germination: 7-14 days
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on surface, needs light to germinate
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 8-12 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-80ºF soil temperature. Transplant after the last frost, 8-12" apart. Water seedlings regularly until established.
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sowing outdoors is not recommended
Growth Habit: Spreading
Height and Width: 8-12" x 10-14"
Spacing: 8-12" apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Loose, rich, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 110-120 days
Uses: Flower beds, containers, hanging baskets or window boxes
Care: When grown in containers calibrachoa needs to be fertilized and watered regularly. This will keep the plants blooming all season long. During the heat of summer, they will need to be watered a few times a week. When growing calibrachoa in the ground amend the soil with compost before planting. Apply a liquid fertilizer every 1-2 weeks or use a time-release fertilizer at planting time.