Calibrachoa have a look very similar to miniature Petunias, but they are not quite a Petunia. They are vigorous, fast growing annuals that feature hundreds of vividly colored, small, trumpet-shaped flowers. Unlike regular Petunias, Calibrachoa are self cleaning, meaning that the plants shed their spent flowers and replace them with new ones. These tiny blooms are a delicacy for nectar-loving creatures. Expect to see bees, butterflies and hummingbirds hovering around the colorful display.
They bloom prolifically from spring until the first frost in the fall. During the heat of the summer Calibrachoa may struggle a bit. You might think about placing them in an area where they get most of their sun in the morning and some shade from the heat of the day. In late summer and early fall when temperatures are cooling down, they will continue to perform. These plants can also withstand a light frost and are hardy to approximately 28 degrees.
Varieties and Colors: Lavender, Purple, Red, White, Yellow
Recommended Spacing: Plant 8″ to 10″ apart.
Height: Grows 4” to 6” tall.
How to Grow: Plant in full sun.
Outstanding Features: Calibrachoa come in a wide range of bright colors.
Tips: Shady areas will cause the plants to “stretch” as well as dramatically reducing the flower count.
Recommended Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Borders, Landscapes