Trailing Petunia (Calibrachoa x hybrida)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Trailing Petunia
Calibrachoa x hybrida

Calibracoa 'Cherry Pink' and 'Trailing Blue'
Calibracoa 'Cherry Pink' and 'Trailing Blue'
 
Features
Compact, vigorous plants good for use as a groundcover or basket plant. Look like miniature petunias. 
 
Culture
Full sun. Moist, well-drained soils. Likes a fertile soil so feed regularly especially in containers.  
 
Cultivars
  • 'Lirica Showers' series
  • 'Million Bells' series
  • 'Terracota'
  • 'Million Bells' series
  • 'Starlette' series
  • 'Colorburst' series
  • 'Superbells' series
 
 
Mature Height
6-12 Inches
 
Size
Small
 
 
Annual Hardiness Type
Hardy Annual
 
 
Bloom Color
Orange
Pink
Purple
Yellow
 
 
Bloom Season
May - October
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
 
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
 
 
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Herbicide Injury


Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Slugs, leaf spots

Cloudy days with wet weather tends to cause delayed flowering. Flowers close on cloudy days and at night.

 
Additional Notes
Pinch calibrachoa back regularly to keep it compact. Blooms well into the fall often when temperatures go into the 20's.

 

 
Related Resources
Home, Yard & Garden Pest Guide
Illinois Commercial Landscape and Turfgrass Pest Management Handbook
U of IL - Distance Diagnosis through Digital Imaging
U of IL - Plant Clinic