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CALIBRACHOA (SUPERBELLS® YELLOW CHIFFON)

Image of Calibrachoa 'Uscali402-1' (SUPERBELLS® YELLOW CHIFFON, SUPERBELLS® SERIES) PPAF

James Burghardt

Family

Solanaceae

Botanical Name

CALIBRACHOA 'Uscali402-1'( SUPERBELLS® YELLOW CHIFFON, SUPERBELLS® SERIES) PPAF

Plant Common Name

Calibrachoa, Superbells® Yellow Chiffon Calibrachoa, Yellow Chiffon Million Bells

General Description

Lovely pale yellow flowers cover this compact, mounding bedding annual. The vigorous, semi-upright, mounding Calibrachoa in the Superbells® Series are high-performing and have extra large flowers. These popular bedding plants produce an explosion of colorful blooms all season. They are warm season tender perennials that look like miniature petunias, but their funnel-shaped flowers are smaller and less radial. There are many color variants and some cultivars in the series are double. Calibrachoa blooms appear from summer to fall along trailing stems lined with small, light green leaves.

All Calibrachoa appreciate full sun and good garden loam with ample drainage. Since they flower so prolifically, they need regular water and fertilizer, but please don’t over water as this can 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"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Width

    10"-24" / 25.4cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin, Central America, South America

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Very Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Yellow, Red, Blue, Purple, Orange, Pink

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Gray 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