Calibrachoa is an annual plant that blooms from planting until frost. The plant is also called Million Bells. The plant is fairly new to the plant world as it has only been around since the 1990s. They come in many cheerful colors, different patterns, and single and double flowers that look wonderful on their own or mixed with other plants. They are perfect for use in containers, hanging baskets, or flower beds.  It has a great trailing habit and looks wonderful cascading out of a container, hanging basket, or window box. The flowers look similar to petunias, but they are much smaller. There are four essentials to have thriving calibrachoa, they are sun, fertilizer, soil, and water.  The plant will perform best when it gets at least six hours of sun. Calibrachoa is a heavy feeder and will need to be fertilized regularly for continuous flowers. If you use the plant in containers make sure to use an all-purpose potting mix and your containers have proper drainage.  Water the plant when the top of the soil is dry.  During the heat of the summer, you will probably have to water them daily as containers will dry out. Hardiness zones 9-11.

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  • Sep 28

    Is this a perennial? Thanks!

    It is a groundcover rose shrub that is hardy for zones 4 - 11. It does come back every year and is winter hardy.

  • Feb 22

    What zones can the California Lilac grow in. I live in zone 6, Kentucky. Thank you for helping me.

    The hardiness zones for this plant are 8 - 10.  There are different types of this plant so there might be one that works for you.  Here is more information.

  • Mar 15

    I found this article worth really enhanced my knowledge. Thank you for sharing such an amazing content.

    Thank you for your kind comment.

  • May 03

    Not sure if this is the correct place to ask, but you seem to be knowledgable about the flowering plants.

    Most likely these two plants Lily of the valley and this flowering bonsai tree may share the same chemistry.

    Which fertilizer / condition do you recommend to bloom a flowering plant more? 

    Lily of the valley typically doesn’t need any fertilizer unless you have poor soil. If your soil lacks nutrients, you can add a slow-release granular fertilizer in the spring. For Bonsai plants, there is usually specific fertilizer for those plants.

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