Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Calibrachoa

Calibrachoa
Vigorous spreading annuals, reaching up to 6 x 24 inches, that is related to Petunia but produces an abundance of much smaller flowers. Calibrachoa usually self shed their old flowers unlike Petunias. It is very useful for hanging baskets or trailing over the sides of walls and planters.
The ovate leaves are hairy and bright green.
The bell-shaped flowers, up to 1 inch wide, appear early summer until autumn frosts. The flowers attract hummingbirds. Through careful breeding, the choices of colors or color combos has increased exponentially over the past few decades.
Hardy zones 9 to 11 as a perennial ( annual in cooler climates ) in full sun to partial shade on moderately moist, fertile, well drained soil.

* photos taken on May 8 2017 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on Jul 9 2017 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on June 4 2018 in Columbia, MD

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