Million Bells

An annual for containers, flowerbeds and hanging baskets.
Common name : Million Bells
Scientific name : Calibrachoa spp.
Family : Solanaceae
Category : Annual
Cold-sensitive
Cold-sensitive
Sun loving
Sun loving
Calibrachoa - Million bells - is a genus of plants in the family Solanaceae, native to South America and found in scrub and open grassland. Species are evergreen short-lived perennials and subshrubs with a sprawling habit and small petunia-like flowers. They can tolerate light frost and thrive in sun or semi-shade, and are suitable for container gardening and hanging baskets.

Sowing & planting

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 10a
Height 15 - 30
pH 6 - 7

Sow my million bells

Prepare the soil by breaking up the clods on the top of the soil, and push the coarser elements over to the edges with a rake. The smaller the seeds, the more you need to get a finer result. Sow seeds of less than 2mm in line or on the fly. For seeds between 2 and 4 mm, sow them in line with a few centimeters space in between. Finally, sow the large seeds in a heap: dig a little hole and put 2 to 5 seeds in it. Cover the seeds 2-3 times their height, add some sand if your soil is very heavy.

Water my million bells

Water regulary in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

Remove my million bells

At the end of the season, you can tear off this annual plant without any qualms: it will not grow again next year.

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