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CALIBRACHOA 'Cal Scare08'( CALLIE™ SCARLET RED 08, CALLIE™ SERIES) PP19863
Calibrachoa, Callie™ Scarlet Red Calibrachoa, Scarlet Red Million Bells
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The trailing stems of Callie™ Scarlet Red 08 million bells bear searing scarlet flowers all season long. Flower throats a constrasting yellow. This cousin of the petunia has more wiry stems that don't break as readily and seem to avoid infestation by tobacco budworms. It performs best where growing temperatures are moderately warm, not too hot and humid.
The spreading, trailing Calibrachoa hybrids in the Callie™ Series were introduced by Goldsmith Seeds/Syngenta. Million bells are warm-season annuals to tender perennials with low mounding to trailing habits. They are well-branched and flower prolifically with numerous small, funnel-shaped, petunia-like flowers that come in nearly every color.
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 again in fall if they are lightly trimmed back by late summer. These versatile, heavy-blooming bedding plants work well in containers, hanging baskets and border edges.
12 - 7
9 - 11
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
Full Sun, Partial Sun
4"-8" / 10.2cm - 20.3cm
15"-20" / 38.1cm - 50.8cm
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Bedding Plant, Container, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border
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