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Calibrachoa hybrida Million Bells Plum Chimes

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Calibrachoa hybrida Million Bells Plum Chimes Mini Petunia, Million Bells,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers Dense, Prostrate, Spreading

Beautiful plum coloured flowers on a small mounding plant, growing to 30cm high and 40cm wide. The slightly spreading habit is ideal for covering garden edges or the top of garden walls. It also makes a great feature container plant. Million Bells perform best when exposed to full sun conditions.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Groundcover, Mass Planting, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Being a tender perennial, Million Bells will last indefinitely in your garden. However, Million Bells are very unforgiving if soil moisture remains low for extended periods, and/or exposed to frost. When growing in pots, use a well drained, organically rich potting mix. Do not allow plants to dry out. Water adequately but not excessively if planted in the ground. For best results when growing in containers, keep plants slightly moist. Pruning or pinching is not necessary as Million Bells are self-cleaning! Due to the large amount of flowers produced by Million Bells, they require a regular application of fertiliser. Use a high-nitrogen fertiliser. For plants growing in containers, apply fertiliser every two weeks; for plants growing in the ground apply fertiliser every four weeks during the growing season.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Solanceae SouthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Purple
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate