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Superbells Sweet Tart
Superbells Cherry Star
Superbells Grape Punch
Superbells® Sweet Tart – Calibrachoa
Calibrachoas are related to petunias. But they are a new type of plant that can take the fierce drought and continue blooming through the first light frosts of early fall.
Hundreds of continuous blooms were visited daily by the humingbirds.
If these sweet flowers sound familiar, I couldn’t wait to tell you about them this past summer. A First Look. The bright little trumpets were tumbling over the side of the the container.
Superbells Cherry Star Calibrachoa photo: Proven Winners
This summer, I’m going to plant Superbells in hanging baskets because these are bright, attention getting colors. Hummers and butterflies love them.
And here is an interesting observation. These Superbells® Calibrachoa are still alive and green. The containers are sitting on my patio. Perhaps they will be as beautiful this summer as last. I’ll keep you posted.
Proven Winners sent these Superbells to me as a trial last summer. They will be in the garden centers this spring. The colors are intense, fadeproof, and do not need to be deadheaded. These little bells are fuss free.
I am buying these plants again. I can recommend these new flowers and suggest you look for these three Proven Winners:
Superbells® Cherry Star – Calibrachoa hybrid
Superbells® Grape Punch – Calibrachoa hybrid
Superbells® Sweet Tart – Calibrachoa hybrid
I like that you can find local retailers on their web site. Just type in your zip code find out where to buy this plant.
Superbells Grape Punch Photo: Patsy Bell Hobson
Superbells Grape Punch, a Calibrachoa hybrid introduced by Proven Winners is attracting hummingbirds. Photo PBH
I couldn’t wait to tell you about this little petunia-like flower because the humming birds and I have already decided this is a perfect plant for my patio. It’s continuous color with no added work.
I’ll blog about Superbells Grape Punch, a Calibrachoa hybrid, after it withstands our dry, hot, humid August in Southeast Missouri. (zone 6) It is supposed to look good through fall, until that first hard frost.
Calibrachoa hybrid, summer-long little fade proof purple trumpets. photo: PBH
Last summer, I told you about my patio Containers – Calibrachoa and Coleus and Look For This Plant Superbells® Coralberry Punch Calibrachoa, so, I am familiar Calibrachoa.
It is my honor to trial Superbells® Grape Punch, for Proven Winners this summer. Read more about this annual after the trial.
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I’ll be looking for calibrchoa to plant in containers. I grew Superbells® Coralberry Punch but Proven Winners has a color to fit every landscape design.
Coralberry Punch Calibrcoa
Coralberry Punch Calibrachoa is a Proven Winners calibrachoa hybrid.
Calibrachoas are a new type of plant that looks like a dwarf Petunia. The advantage is that calibrachoas are self cleaning, meaning no deadheading.
Calibracoa and coleus
These little flowers bloomed all summer, the containers are in full sun with late afternoon shade and had irregular water. It’s a good container or hanging basket choice. Superbells® Coralberry Punch is a drought tolerant plant that showed no sign of disease or insect damage.
Proven Winners are easy to find in our area. It was my honor to trial Superbells® Coralberry Punch annual for Proven Winners last summer.
Excellent Container Choices Calibrachoa and Coleus
Superbells Coralberry Punch color Calibrachoa from Proven Winners. And Ball Horticulture Coleua “redhead”
Coralberry Punch Calibrachoa is a Superbells® Proven Winners Calibrachoa hybrid paired with Coleus Redhead a Ball Exclusive and a Simply Beautiful® selection. These two plants seem to bring out the best of red in each other. Colors do not fade and they are very drought tolerant.
Most coleus need regular pinching or pruning to keep it’s bushy shape, but I rarely trimmed or fed this combo. The Coleus Redhead, is a Ball Exclusive. It’s hard to find a fade resitant coleus this color. I will look for the Redhead next spring and add it to my hanging baskets or containers.
Calibrachoas are a new type of plant that looks like a dwarf Petunia. These little flowers bloomed all summer, the containers are in full sun, and got irreglar watering. Great container choice for this drought tolerant plant that showed no sign of disease or insect damage.
Look for more varieties of this fade resitant full sun bloomer at Proven Winners. There are some great color combinations on Proven Winners site.