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Calibrachoa

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Plant description

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calibrachoa

Calibrachoa are evergreen, short-lived perennial plants, related to petunias. They have a compact, mounding or trailing habit and profuse flowering for a long period, all year round in warm climates. They come in single or double trumpet-shaped flowers in jewel-like colours. Great for container growing or in the garden, quick growing and low maintenance, they are very rewarding plants.

Calibrachoas grow best in full sun and with regular applications of fertiliser. Naturally compact, a light tip pruning will encourage even more dense growth. If the foliage begins to yellow, they may be iron deficient, or suffering from root rot. They don't like to be waterlogged. They are troubled by very few pests.

Calibrachoa has not been a part of our industry for very long; the first plants were  described in 1989 and the first cultivars released in 1992. They originate from southern Brazil to Peru and Chile.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: numerous
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.2 metres

Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.3 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Soil pH: 5-6

Diseases

root rot if too wet

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: all.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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