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Million bells

Calibrachoa spp.

Trailing petunia (Eng.), Rankpetunia(Afr.)

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The million bells plant features myriads of small petunia-like flowers that bloom profusely throughout the year. The light green oval shaped foliage has a dense trailing habit which makes it perfect for hanging baskets. It is also perfect as a ground cover as it is low growing. The plant is very low maintenance and only needs feeding in late summer to prolong blooming.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Harvesting

Not applicable

Propagation

Cuttings
Take cuttings of stems which have small buds but no flowers about 12cm in length. Remove the lower leaves and dip into hormone rooting powder. Place in potting soil and keep moist.

Special features

Attracts birds
Nectar-loving birds.
Attracts useful insects
Including butterflies.
Pot plant
Excellent hanging basket plants - the trailing flowers will flow over the sides.

Geography

Origin
South America

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Family
Solanaceae
Flower colour
Red, pink, orange, yellow, bronze, white, violet and magenta
Scent
None

Problems

Aphids

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