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Superbells® Blackberry Punch
Superbells® Blackberry Punch
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Superbells® Blackberry Punch Calibrachoa hybrid
Calibrachoa
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Description:

Abundant, small petunia-like flowers all season on cascading growth; low maintenance.

Woo-hoo! There is nothing more super than Superbells. If there was a word that meant extra, extra super it still wouldn’t be as super as we are. Calibrachoas are a new type of plants that sort of look like little Petunias, which makes sense seeing as we’re related. Only Superbells aren’t sticky, perk right back up after it rains, and stay compact and bushy even when we’re stressed. Superbells are Proven Winners’ newest Calibrachoas. We’re the ones covered with hundreds of flowers from early spring all the way through those first light frosts. Just 6 - 10 inches tall, our long, long, trailing branches cascade over the sides of hanging baskets and other containers, and spread over flower beds. Hummingbirds are cuckoo about us.

Vigor, heat tolerance and resistance to disease are traits we all share. So is being an annual except in zones 9 - 11. You don’t have to deadhead old flowers or pinch back stems. Water only when the top of the soil feels dry. Too much water makes our roots rot (Ick). Full sun. Fertilize once a month. How extra double super easy is that?

"A Real Simple magazine – Top 10 goofproof Plant"

Growing Tips:

Keeping plants too wet can lead to root rot diseases. Allow the top of the soil to dry before watering again. If your plant is wilting even though the soil is still damp you likely have a root rot problem. Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.

The series is bred for heat and low water tolerance – trialed for two years before selection in California, Michigan, New Hampshire, Florida, Germany, and tropical Japan. Each year there are over 3000 potential selections and though many are beautiful, selections are usually around 1-2 per year. Additional selection criteria include garden performance, disease resistance for the root rot diseases, tolerance to a wide pH range, tolerance to a wide variety of environmental conditions, and early flowering combined with continuous bloom through the spring and summer.

Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 8 - 14"
Spacing: 8 - 12"
Hardy temp: 30°F (-1°C)
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Use: Calibrachoa do not like to have constantly damp soil. They will do well in the ground only with good drainage. For most gardeners containers are the best use for Calibrachoa.
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Legal Details:
Patent (US): PPAF
Canadian PBR: PBRAF
Patent No. (US):  
Patent Name:
Superbells® Blackberry Punch 'USCAL68604'
Registered Mark: TM
Photo: Courtesy of Proven Winners

 

 
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