I was so excited about this plant this Spring! I was only able to find one at my local garden center, so I scooped it up. I grew it in a pot alongside some generic salvia. I'm definitely growing more next year! It's always covered with blooms, and it doesn't seem to get scraggly like other superbells or supertunias. I cut it back a few weeks ago and it flushed out healthy and fast. It was hooked up to drip, but I only fertilized it a few times over the season. The colors are beautiful.
Superbells Magic™ Pink Lemonade™ Calibrachoa hybrid
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This dynamic plant shifts its coloration through the seasons as it reacts to varying light levels and daylength. The large blossoms open lemon yellow and transition to a vibrant pink, with both colors continuously present at once on the plant. Its fully mounded habit results in fabulous containers, but this colorful calibrachoa is also easy to mix with other annuals in container recipes. Like all Superbells, it blooms continuously all season without deadheading.Award WinnerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerFall InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not Necessary
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:6 - 12 InchesTrails Up To:24 InchesSpacing:8 - 12 InchesSpread:12 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Colors:YellowFlower Shade:Pink and Yellow flowers are mixed on the plant.Foliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:Mounding TrailingContainer Role:Spiller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To Hard FrostHardiness Zones:9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageUses:ContainerUses Notes:
Calibrachoa do not like to have constantly damp soil. They will do well in the ground only with good drainage. For most gardeners containers are the best use for Calibrachoa.Maintenance Notes:
When planting Calibrachoa I often give the plants a slight trim, using a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears. While not a necessary step, it will increase branching and may help your plants look even fuller.
Calibrachoa are usually easiest to grow in containers. If the roots are kept too wet it can lead to root rot diseases. In containers, allow the top of the soil to dry before watering again. If your plant is wilting even though the soil is still damp you likely have a root rot problem.
Calibrachoa can be fantastic in-ground plants, but only if they are planted in well-drained soil. Raised beds would be a good choice for planting Calibrachoa in the landscape. In the ground they shouldn't need much additional water unless conditions are very dry. Proper watering is key to growing good Calibrachoa.
The plants are low-maintenance with no deadheading needed. They will do best if fertilized on a regular basis. Calibrachoa can be sensitive to both high and low pH. If your plants have been growing for a while and then begin to look a bit tired and not so good there are several things to try. If the foliage is yellow there are two possible causes. If you haven't been fertilizing regularly they could simply be hungry and in need of fertilizer. Feed them using a well-balanced (look for something with an n-p-k ratio near 24-12-17) water soluble fertilizer. If you have been fertilizing regularly with a well-balanced fertilizer and the foliage is still turning yellow, it is probably because the pH range in your soil has gotten a bit high or low. The most common impact of this is that Iron can no longer be taken up by the plant, even if it is available in the soil.
The common form of Iron used in fertilizer is sensitive to pH changes. If you think pH is your problem you can either try to lower (or raise) the pH or you can simply apply Chelated Iron, which is available at a wider pH range and should help your plants turn green again. You may also be able to find Iron in a foliar spray (which means you spray it on the foliage rather than applying it to the soil) which can also help your plant turn nice and green again. Stop by your favorite garden center and they should be able to help you choose a product to use. Or use our Proven Winners Water Soluble fertilizer, which has the chelated iron.
As the season goes on the plants can sometimes just start to look open and not as good. This can happen even if they are being watered and fertilized correctly. Fortunately this is very simple to fix. Grab a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears and give the plants an all over trim. This will cause them to branch out more and should stimulate new growth and flowering, especially if you fertilize right after trimming them back. Just like your hair looks a lot better after a trim, your plants often will too. You will sacrifice flowers for a few days, but the plants should shortly come back flowering more than ever. I will usually give my Superbells a trim back in late July or early August. Should your plants have a few unruly stems that are longer than everything else or sticking our oddly, you can trim these stems back at any time. Calibrachoa are very forgiving when it comes to trimming.
An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.Superbells Magic™ Pink Lemonade™ Calibrachoa hybrid USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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Nicole Chew, Virginia, United States, 10 weeks ago
I don't usually have the best luck with calibrachoa, but I planted these in a hanging basket, in crazy hot full sun, and had them set up on daily drip. They were amazing and just exploded with the sweetest color! I think this will be how I will have to plant all of mine from now on and I'm looking forward to it!Amber, Utah, United States, 16 weeks ago
I have this planted in three different places (6b, PA) and nothing seems to make it happy. In a full sun container, in a part sun container, and in full sun in the ground. They just seem sad. In comparison to the supertunias which are doing great wherever I put them, the superbells are a bust.K Stoltzfus, Pennsylvania, United States, 20 weeks ago
It's still early in the season, but this plant is a stunner. 2 or 3 colors on one plant, what more could you ask for?Larry Notton, Kentucky, United States, 28 weeks ago
Very prettyKaren Doreen Ingram, Mississippi, United States, 42 weeks ago
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