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CALIBRACHOA (CELEBRATION™ SUN NOVA)

Image of Calibrachoa 'Wescasuno' (CELEBRATION™ SUN NOVA, CELEBRATION™ SERIES) PP15837

Maureen Gilmer

Family

Solanaceae

Botanical Name

CALIBRACHOA 'Wescasuno'( CELEBRATION™ SUN NOVA, CELEBRATION™ SERIES) PP15837

Plant Common Name

Calibrachoa, Callie™ Calibrachoa, Sun Nova Million Bells

General Description

Beautiful, sunny yellow flowers with dark veins cover this heat-tolerant, robust summer bedding annual. The uniform, free-branching plant is semi-upright and cascading making it ideal for hanging baskets and containers. This cultivar was bred by Heinrich Westhoff of Sudlohn, Germany.

Once botanically lumped in with petunias, calibrachoas have become some of the best warm season bedding plants on the market. Members of the free-flowering Celebration™ series are compact and produce bountiful small, funnel-shaped flowers all summer. These appear above dense, cascading plants with small resinous pale green leaves that are fragrant. Some cultivars in this series even have variegated foliage. The flowers come in many shades including yellow, white, pink, purple, red and orange. A number are bicolored.

Heat-loving and everblooming, calibrachoas grow best in full sun and fertile, well-drained soil. They do not require deadheading but light pruning and regular fertilizer will prolong vigorous bloom. They are ideal for containers and bed edges and will bloom freely all summer with minimal care.

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

    4"-6" / 10.2cm - 15.2cm

  • Width

    10"-14" / 25.4cm - 35.6cm

  • 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