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Calibrachoa

Calibrachoa spp.

Calibrachoa Plant Features

Calibrachoa is a lot easier to grow than it is to spell! This sun-loving annual charmer is one of the best choices for pots, baskets, and window boxes. Growing 8 to 10 inches tall, most varieties of calibrachoa are profuse trailers that will tumble and spill over the edge of your favorite container. The small, petunia-like blooms of calibrachoa come in a wide variety of colors and bi-colors that appear all summer long. Although they make good bedding plants, we recommend using calibrachoa primarily as a reliable container plant.

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Calibrachoa Growing Instructions

Although calibrachoa is a sun lover, it will grow almost as well in partial shade. Just remember to feed it every week or so with a dilute solution of liquid fertilizer. Because calibrachoa is in almost constant bloom it does best with a few extra meals. If the plants start to get leggy, clip them back to encourage new growth.

This plant is not intended for human or animal consumption.


  • Light

    Outside: Part sun

  • Colors

    Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow

  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Special Features

    Attracts butterflies
    Attracts hummingbirds
    Super-easy to grow


Complement your Calibrachoa with these varieties:
Dusty Miller
The gray leaves of Dusty Miller provide cool contrast for the brightly colored blooms of Calibrachoa.

Angelonia
In a mixed basket, Angelonia adds height and drama to a mass of blooming Calibrachoa.

Bacopa
Pair trailing plants such as Bacopa and Calibrachoa together in tall planters or window boxes and watch them create a waterfall of summer flowers.


Varieties: Our Favorites

Calibrachoa 'Aloha Kona Blue Sky' Aloha Kona Blue Sky

Calibrachoa 'Aloha Kona Blue Sky'

Bearing beautiful blooms in a soft shade of silvery lavender, this calibrachoa shines in combination with practically every other color. It grows 10 inches tall and 14 inches wide.

Calibrachoa 'Aloha Kona Hot Pink' Aloha Kona Hot Pink

Calibrachoa 'Aloha Kona Hot Pink'

Easy care and elegant, this variety shows off a profusion of bold pink flowers. It's ideal for hanging baskets and container gardens. It grows 10 inches tall and 14 inches wide.

Calibrachoa 'Calipetite Yellow' Calipetite Yellow

Calibrachoa 'Calipetite Yellow'

One of the most compact and tidiest calibrachoa varieties available, 'Calipetite Yellow' delights with tight mounds of yellow flowers. It blooms all season long and grows 12 inches tall and wide.

Calibrachoa 'Callie Apricot' Callie Apricot

Calibrachoa 'Callie Apricot'

A vigorous calibrachoa that's practically smothered in apricot-orange flowers, 'Callie Apricot' is a winner in container gardens, hanging baskets, and window boxes.

Calibrachoa 'Chameleon Plum Cobbler' Chameleon Plum Cobbler

Calibrachoa 'Chameleon Plum Cobbler'

Showing off uniquely colored flowers, Chameleon Plum Cobber calibrachoa's lavender-purple blooms blend in warm shades of tan and gold. It grows 12 inches tall and 14 inches wide.

Calibrachoa 'Colibri Purple Lace' Colibri Purple Lace

Calibrachoa 'Colibri Purple Lace'

Colibri Purple Lace calibrachoa is perfect for container gardens and window boxes. Its rich blue flowers, netted in dark purple, are showstoppers. It grows 10 inches tall and wide.

Calibrachoa 'Hula Cranberry' Hula Cranberry

Calibrachoa 'Hula Cranberry'

A top performer in our Trial Garden, Hula cranberry spots pink-purple flowers marked with an eye-catching darker center. It grows 10 inches tall and 12 inches wide.

Calibrachoa 'Hula Orange' Hula Orange

Calibrachoa 'Hula Orange'

Hula Orange boasts peachy-orange flowers with a rusty-red center. It grows 10 inches tall and 12 inches wide.

Calibrachoa 'Hula Pastel Pink' Hula Pastel Pink

Calibrachoa 'Hula Pastel Pink'

Hula Pastel Pink calibrachoa looks good with practically every color combination! The soft pink flowers have a rich pink eye. It grows 8 inches tall and 12 inches wide.

Calibrachoa 'Kabloom Deep Pink' Kabloom Deep Pink

Calibrachoa 'Kabloom Deep Pink'

Perfect for adding color to hanging baskets, window boxes, and container gardens, Kabloom Deep Pink calibrachoa mounds, then spills over the side of a container. It grows about 12 inches tall and 18 inches wide.

Calibrachoa 'MiniFamous Neo Royal Blue' MiniFamous Neo Royal Blue

Calibrachoa 'MiniFamous Neo Royal Blue'

MiniFamous Neo Royal Blue is a stunner that shows off dark blue-purple flowers on a plant that grows 15 inches tall and wide.

Calibrachoa 'Noa Yellow' Noa Yellow

Calibrachoa 'Noa Yellow'

Noa Yellow calibrachoa bears deep, rich yellow flowers nonstop all summer on a semi-trailing plant that grows 8 inches tall and 10 inches wide.

Calibrachoa 'Superbells Dreamsicle' Superbells Dreamsicle

Calibrachoa 'Superbells Dreamsicle'

This calibrachoa bears smaller flowers, but lots of them! They appear in soft shades of orange, giving container gardens a soft effect. It grows 12 inches tall and 18 inches wide.

Calibrachoa 'Superbells Grape Punch' Superbells Grape Punch

Calibrachoa 'Superbells Grape Punch'

Grape Punch calibrachoa is a showstopper with its rich purple flowers accented by a deep, velvety-purple center. It grows 8 inches tall and spreads/trails to 24 inches.

Calibrachoa 'Superbells Pomegranate Punch' Superbells Pomegranate Punch

Calibrachoa 'Superbells Pomegranate Punch'

Pomegranate Punch calibrachoa shows off outstanding velvety-red flowers that get darker toward the center. It grows 8 inches tall and spreads or trails to 24 inches.

Calibrachoa 'Superbells Tequila Sunrise' Superbells Tequila Sunrise

Calibrachoa 'Superbells Tequila Sunrise'

Superbells Tequila Sunrise brings a ton of small flowers in shades of pink, orange, and gold, variegated with streaks and splashes. It grows 10 inches tall and 18 inches across.