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DESCRIPTION: Calitastic® is an early flowering, compact, incredibly uniform series from the breeders of Celebration. Small petunia-like orange and red flowers and yellow throat. Their upright-mounded habit makes them perfect for patio containers and hanging baskets and the flowering stems look like they are spilling over the edges softening the look of your planters and filling the void with spectacular colour.
BOTANICAL NAME: Calibrachoa 'Calitastic® Papaya'
OTHER NAMES: Million Bells, Mini Petunia
GROUP/CLASS: Calitastic® Series
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 15-20 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 20-30 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Coral orange and red with yellow throat
FLOWERING TIME: Late spring to early fall
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Drought tolerant
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Birds & Butterflies, Deer Resistant
Calitastic® Papaya Calibrachoa is smothered in stunning orange trumpet-shaped flowers with red rings and yellow throats at the ends of the stems from late spring to early fall. Its small pointy leaves remain green in colour throughout the season.
Calitastic® Papaya Calibrachoa is a dense herbaceous annual with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. 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 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.
Calitastic® Papaya Calibrachoa is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
Calitastic® Papaya Calibrachoa will grow to be about 6-12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 8-12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 6 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. This fast-growing annual will live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant does best in full sun. 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.
Calitastic® Papaya Calibrachoa is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its trailing habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. 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.