Garden flowers

Calibrachoa: a cascade of colors


Calibrachoa is a very beautiful flower offering beautiful bells, often used in suspension for its waterfall effect.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Calibrachoa
Family : Solanaceae
Type : Annual

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

Flowering : May to October

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

Planting Calibrachoa

It is recommended to plant petunias in spring, after any risk of frost because it is not very frost resistant.

The calibrachoa has need sun to bloom (at least 6 hours per day)

  • Calibrachoa in massif:

Mix the soil in the garden with potting soil.

Water regularly at the beginning and then in case of prolonged drought.

  • Calibrachoa in pot, tray and planter:

If purchased in a cup, use only potting soil as this promotes flowering and plant development.

Watering as soon as the soil is dry on the surface is necessary.

  • Calibrachoa in suspension:

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

Like in pots or planters, calibrachoa in suspension has regular watering needs.

Calibrachoa seedlings

For seeds, prefer a seedlings 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 humidity.

When the first leaves of your calibrachoas 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.

Maintenance of Calibrachoa

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

Regularly pinch the stems to promote branching, the plant will be denser and better flowered.

During 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.

We can easily multiply by herbaceous cutting of calibrachoa.

To know about Calibrachoa

The Calibrachoas are native to the provinces of southern Brazil and northern Uruguay.

Very close to petunias, they are only distinguished by their number of chromosomes.

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 the Calibrachoas in massif, border and rockery. They are very beautiful color spots.

A lot of suspensions also welcome calibrachoas.

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

Smart tip about calibrachoa

Flower your garden, balcony or terrace with calibrachoas for a colorful result!


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