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James H. Schutte
CALIBRACHOA 'Uscali17'( SUPERBELLS® CHERRY RED, SUPERBELLS® SERIES) PP15701
Calibrachoa, Cherry Red Million Bells, Superbells® Cherry Red Calibrachoa
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Magenta-fuchsia flowers with a yellow throat adorn the wiry stems of Superbells® Cherry Red all season long. In the center of each blossom is a band of dark, sweet cherry red that then scatters outward into the petal lobes in a matrix of thin veins. Older flowers become slightly lighter in color, revealing the vein matrix better. 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.
12 - 1
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
6"-10" / 15.2cm - 25.4cm
30"-48" / 76.2cm - 121.9cm
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Bedding Plant, Container, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border
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