Calibrachoa ‘Million Bells’
If you are looking for masses of flowers on an easy to grow plant, then Million Bells could be on to consider. It gets its name from the small bell like flowers that cover the plant in the warmer months.
Million Bells (Calibrachoa ‘Million Bells’) is readily found in nurseries in spring. They are used widely in hanging baskets and pots where the continuous flowering nature of the modern hybrids provide a mass of colour during the warmer months.
Best used as a trailing plant, they do come in a variety of colours from purple to yellow, red and white, they can fir most colour schemes.
Million Bells Care
The species Calibrachoa are generally a short lived perennial with a straggly growth habit. Very low growing they can be used as a ground cover plant.
Long flowering from early spring through to Autumn, they make a valuable and colourful addition to the garden.
In cultivation Calibrachoa ‘Million Bells’ or as it is sometimes known, ‘Trailing Petunia’ are used widely in hanging baskets and pots where its petunia like trumpet shaped flowers provide a mass of color.
A moist well drained soil is best but for best care try to allow the soil to dry out a little between watering to prevent root disease.
Try a sunny to part shaded position for best results and avoid hot afternoon sun.
- Soil – Humus rich moist soil.
- Position – Full sun to dappled shade, they are better in light shade in warmer climates.
- Foliage – Mid green.
- Flowers – Varying in colour from pinks, to orange and purple, many multi coloured varieties are available.
Million Bells (Calibrachoa ‘Million Bells’) Propagation
These are a difficult plant to grow from cuttings. You can try tip cuttings, we find that they are tricky, with a low success rate.
You could invest in a propagation tray with bottom heat and misting, however we would just buy the plants instead.