Calibrachoa “Million Bells” - K & S Greenhouse

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Calibrachoa have become one the most beloved entries in our gardens over the last few years ago. Their dainty small flowers and tight growth habits have a mainstay in flower sales. Hanging baskets and patio pots are the primary method of growing them during the summer because the need to be closer to eye level for maximum enjoyment. 

Care for Million Bells are similar to supertunias. They need regular watering and weekly fertilizing for best results. Pinch of longer stems in essential to maintaining proper shape. Just lift up longer stems and cut off about 1/3 of the length at the tip to promote more branching (and more blooms), on larger plants choose 6-8 branches to prune. Do this every 2 weeks, choosing different branches each time, throughout the summer and you’ll be considered an “expert” by your friends!

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We recommend fertilizing often throughout the summer for maximum flower power. Once a week for 3 weeks in ground beds then fertilizing once every 2 weeks thereafter. For hanging planters fertilize once a week thru the summer using our liquid concentrate fertilize “Extra Iron”blend for best results!  Aphids are the main pest affecting calibrachoa anywhere they’re planted. They are found in the growing tip of each branch or the underside of leaves, multiply quickly and survive by sucking the sap from the plants. Aphids can be green, peach/orange or black colored. Here are pictures and remedies.

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