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CALIBRACHOA (CALLIE™ SCARLET RED 08)

Image of Calibrachoa 'Cal Scare08' (CALLIE™ SCARLET RED 08, CALLIE™ SERIES) PP19863

Environmental Horticulture Dept. University of Florida

Family

Solanaceae

Botanical Name

CALIBRACHOA 'Cal Scare08'( CALLIE™ SCARLET RED 08, CALLIE™ SERIES) PP19863

Plant Common Name

Calibrachoa, Callie™ Scarlet Red Calibrachoa, Scarlet Red Million Bells

Special Notice

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General Description

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.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 7

  • 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

    4"-8" / 10.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Width

    15"-20" / 38.1cm - 50.8cm

  • 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, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Fruit Color

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • 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