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CALIBRACHOA (SUPERBELLS® PINK GEM)

Image of Calibrachoa 'Uscal48804' (SUPERBELLS® PINK GEM, SUPERBELLS® SERIES) PP21659

Family

Solanaceae

Botanical Name

CALIBRACHOA 'Uscal48804'( SUPERBELLS® PINK GEM, SUPERBELLS® SERIES) PP21659

Plant Common Name

Calibrachoa, Pink Gem Million Bells, Superbells® Pink Gem Calibrachoa

Special Notice

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

General Description

Faintly pink blossoms with a yellow throat surrounded by a blush of dark fuchsia-violet bedazzle the wiry stems of Superbells® Pink Gem all season long. The vigorous, trailing plant in the Superbells® Series is high-performing and has extra large flowers. It produces an explosion of long-lasting, colorful blooms. A warm-season tender perennial that looks like a miniature petunia, it's grown as an annual that's killed by frost. The funnel-shaped flowers are smaller and less radial than those of the closely related petunia. Leaves are small with a medium to light green color.

All million bells appreciate full sun and good garden loam -- not alkaline in pH -- with ample drainage. Since they flower so prolifically, they need regular water and fertilizer, but don’t overwater as this causes lead to root or crown rot. Deadheading is not required but plants bloom better late in the season if they are lightly cut back in late summer.

These vibrant high performers will add a splash of color to any sunny garden spot and are perfect for hanging baskets or containers. They also look great planted in masses or spilling over the edge of a retaining wall.

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

    18"-36" / 45.7cm - 91.4cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Very Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Spreading

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Light Pink, Fuchsia

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Multi-Color

  • 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