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DESCRIPTION: New for 2022! A beautiful compact variety, producing large flowers from early spring to mid autumn; beautiful orange with red star, blanketing small green foliage, creates interest in hanging baskets, containers and gardens; deadhead to encourage new blooms
BOTANICAL NAME: Calibrachoa 'Colibri orange'
OTHER NAMES: Million Bells, Mini Petunia
GROUP/CLASS: Colibri Series
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 25-30 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 25-30 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Orange with red & yellow
FLOWERING TIME: Late spring to early fall
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Drought tolerant
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Birds & Butterflies, Deer Resistant
Colibri™ Orange Calibrachoa is covered in stunning orange trumpet-shaped flowers with yellow centers at the ends of the stems from early spring to mid fall. Its small pointy leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Colibri™ Orange Calibrachoa is a dense herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Colibri™ Orange Calibrachoa is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Colibri™ Orange Calibrachoa will grow to be about 10 to 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Colibri™ Orange Calibrachoa is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.