Garden flowers

Million bells®: A hybrid calibrachoa


The Million Bells® is a hybrid of the well-known calibrachoa offering hundreds of bells often used in suspension for its beautiful waterfall effect.

Although perennial in certain latitudes, it is cultivated at home as an annual but its flowering lasts a long time.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Calibrachoa Million bells®
Family : Solanaceae
Type : Annual

Height
: 15 to 50 cm
Exposure : Sun or partial shade
Ground : Rather rich, not too chalky

Flowering : May to October

Planting, sowing Million bells®

It is recommended to plant Calibrachoa Million bells® in spring, after any risk of frost because it is not frost resistant.

Planting Million Bells® in beds:

  • Mix the garden soil with potting soil.

Planting Million bells® in pots, containers and planters:

  • If they are bought in a bucket, mix the soil with potting soil.
  • or use only potting soil as this promotes flowering and plant development.

Planting Million Bells® in suspension:

  • Choose a suspension soil, which is much lighter, because it alone is suitable for this type of planting.

Sowing Calibrachoa Million bells®:

  • For seeds, prefer a seedling in terrine inside the house from February / March
  • Simply squeeze the seeds in order to stick them to the “special seedling” soil without covering them.
  • Water regularly, but not excessively to retain moisture.
  • When the first leaves of your Million bells®s come out, transplant them in a cup and wait until the end of any frost before placing them outside.

Whatever the planting medium, prefer a location sunny for a optimal flowering.

Size and care of the Million Bells®

Remove the wilted flowers over time to encourage the appearance of new flowers.

During the hot weather, do not hesitate to water in the evening to prevent your petunias from drying out.

  • It's better to let the soil dry slightly between 2 waterings to avoid excess humidity.

To know about the Million bells®

From the same family as the petunia, Million bells®s is in fact a hybrid of Calibrachoa developed by a Japanese company and which gave these stunning flowers.

They are semi-hardy annuals. They offer a very beautiful flowering of early spring until autumn.

  • They like it sunthere and one fertile land well drained.

We find Million bells®s in beds, borders and rockery. They are very beautiful color spots.

A lot of suspensions also host the Million Bells®s.

This flower lends itself perfectly to suspensions because its foliage and its flowers fall on the sides in cascade.

Smart tip about the Million Bells®

Flower your garden, balcony or terrace with Million bells®s for a colorful result!

Video: Propagating Plants from Cuttings (October 2020).