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CALIBRACHOA (CABARET™ LAVENDER)

Image of Calibrachoa 'Balcablav' (CABARET™ LAVENDER, CABARET™ SERIES) PP19138

Ball® Horticultural Company

Family

Solanaceae

Botanical Name

CALIBRACHOA 'Balcablav'( CABARET™ LAVENDER, CABARET™ SERIES) PP19138

Plant Common Name

Cabaret™ Lavender Calibrachoa, Calibrachoa, Lavender Million Bells

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

Medium lavender flowers -- not ambiguously pinkish or bluish -- cover Cabaret™ Lavender million bells all summer long, with blushes of purple around the yellow floral throats. This vigorous bedding plant has a pleasing mounding/trailing growth habit making it perfect for border edges and spilling over container edges. Killed by frost, they're usually grown as annuals, although they persist longer in tropical climes.

Million bells are fast becoming some of the most popular bedding plants on the market. Members of the Cabaret™ series are warm-season annuals to tender perennials with low mounding to trailing habits. These Ball Horticultural Company introductions are well-branched and flower prolifically with numerous small, funnel-shaped, petunia-like flowers that don't require deadheading and tend to avoid any tobacco budworm issues.

Heat-loving and everblooming, million bells grow best in full sun and fertile, well-drained soil. They should be fed regularly and do not require deadheading but bloom better later into autumn if they are lightly trimmed back by late summer. These worthwhile bedding plants are perfect for containers, hanging baskets and border edges.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    9 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    6"-10" / 15.2cm - 25.4cm

  • Width

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Spreading

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Purple, Lavender, Ivory

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    No