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Million Bells Plants (Solanaceae family) Calibrachoa also called mini-petunias. These plants will do great in containers or in hanging baskets. They are considered an annual this means they will not winter over. They will bloom from spring and through late fall. Not so much during the mid-summer heat in the Southwest.
Where to plant Million Bells Plant.
Plant them in places where there are morning sun and afternoon shade. Again, they will have a tuff time blooming during the mid-summer heat but watering every day during this time will help with blooms and growth. Put them in hanging baskets as they provide you with color during spring and fall seasons.
In summer they will start to turn yellow to fix this fertilize with an all-purpose fertilizer or use a good iron supplement to help them green up again. You could use fertilizer on week then iron the following week (follow label instructions). This works well, I do this all the time. It’s also important to use good well-drained potting soil or mix.
Grow More’s EDDHA Iron Chelate will green up almost any plant in no time.
Put them in containers in the forefront and add larger taller plants in the background. You can also plant them in the ground for a mass of bursting color in spring.
Problems with Millions Bells Plant
Calibrachoa will dry up on you if not enough water is given during the mid-summer heat. Use good fertilizer often during summer to keep them healthy and vibrant. Grow More’s 20-20-20 works wonders on these plants.
USDA Hardiness Zone: 9- 12
Million Bells Plants
Calibrachoa or Million Bells plants will grow to about 14″ in length and about 1ft. tall. The flowers are showy, especially during the spring and fall seasons. It is considered an annual in the colder regions of the Southwest.
There is no need to deadhead or remove expired flowers as they will produce them throughout the growing seasons.
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