This calibrachoa is from Proven Winners, the newest colour combination in their Superbells collection. Although known for their vigor and heat tolerance, the plants are susceptible to rot if watered too frequently—wait until the top few inches of soil is dry before watering. Calibrachoas look a bit like miniature petunias, to which they’re related. But unlike most petunias, these plants don’t need deadheading. For fuller plants, trim back straggly stems.
Key facts about Superbells Cherry Star calibrachoa
- 10 in (25 cm) tall, 21 in (53 cm) wide
- Full sun
The yellow star markings on the pink blooms are a new colour pattern for calibrachoas, which are useful filler or trailing plants in mixed containers. —Beckie Fox, Garden Making
No. 14 of 15 New Plants for 2012
This is one of 15 new and noteworthy plants for 2012 showcased in the Garden Making feature garden at Canada Blooms 2012.
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New plants are tested for local growing conditions in trial gardens such as at the University of Guelph.
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