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Calibrachoa hybrida 'Superbells Holy Moly!'

Million Bells

Superbells Holy Moly! features unique bi-color yellow and red blooms.  Calibrachoa Superbells is a great plant to add to any floral environment. Its high versatility makes it a wise choice as a filler or border plant. Create a beautiful combination or accent window boxes and hanging baskets with the many different luminous shades of the Calibrachoa Superbells series. The Superbells series have a spread of 16-20 inches, requiring a space of 8-10 inches to properly grow and has an optimal height of 6-10 inches. Their ability to thrive in full sun, complement many other plants or flowers, or simply stand-alone make Superbells a great choice for your home or garden.

Height: 6-10 Inches

Spread: 16-20 Inches

USDA Zone: 9 to 11

Color: Bi-Color, Red, Yellow

Interesting Notes:

Superbells are Proven Winners’ newest Calibrachoa. Calibrachoa Superbells are related to the petunia family but do not have a sticky tendancy. This variety has a trailing habit, large colorful blooms, with growth habits that range from the small and compact to the cascading. There are numerous possibilities with this wonderful series.

Calibrachoa Superbells is extremely versatile as it can be used in container combinations, hanging baskets, for mass planting, as a border or edging crop, in window boxes, or as ground cover. Key features of this variety include full sun exposure, no deadheading, heat tolerance, and frost tolerance.

Growing Tips for Homeowners:

As with every plant purchase, it is important to look for quality at the start! During the purchasing process, be sure to avoid plants that look exhausted. Finding a fresh young plant, without yellowing foliage or dying flowers is very important. Look for rich green foliage and healthy vibrant flowers as indication of the plant's care thus far. This will ensure an easy start for you, and a long life for your plant.

After locating and purchasing a quality plant at the store, it is important to find the perfect place for it at your home. Calibrachoa Superbells are full sun annuals that tolerate the heat well. The best time for planting your flower is mid spring or early summer, after the threat of frost has passed. Be careful not to take your plant outside too early in the spring. If there is still a chance of frost in your area, keep your plant safe indoors, maintaining care in the container. Calibrachoa Superbells will last from late spring, through the summer, until the finish of fall.

Calibrachoa Superbells is a low maintenance plant that does not require deadheading. Fertilizer or compost application will ensure optimal plant performance. Calibrachoa Superbells is also drought tolerant. Be sure to apply low to the ground, near the plant’s main stem, avoiding wetting the plant’s foliage, for quick absorption and utilization. Calibrachoa Superbells require a good moisture level but must be well-drained. It is important to ensure good drainage in both containers and landscaping, to prevent diseases like root rot. Drainage holes, elevated flower gardens, and proper soil composition are three great ways to prevent root rot and help your plants maintain a healthy moisture level. 

Another great feature of Calibrachoa Superbells is their bloom production. These trailing beauties will continuously bloom all season. While the plant does not require deadheading, if your plants start to look messy, feel free to trim them back to keep them tight and well-shaped. After pinching back, your plant should begin to bloom again within 1–2 weeks.

Because Calibrachoa Superbells are trailing plants, pests like slugs and snails are attracted to the environment created under their foliage. Prevention of these types of pests includes clearing the area of holes where such pests can live. Preparing the ground for your plants is always an important key to maintaining healthy plants. Aphids and thrips may also pose a threat to your Superbells, but are usually taken care of by predator insects. These tiny pests usually hide on the underside of leaves and are difficult to see because of their small size. Be sure to check your hanging baskets that are hanging higher up, it can be easy to forget to check for pests when your plant is high off the ground. Calibrachoa Superbells will attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your beautiful garden.

The earliest prevention against disease and pest threat is careful examination during the purchasing process. It is important to know the difference between harmful pests and beneficial insects. Some insects may lay their eggs on your plant’s leaves in order to feed on the pests, which is actually beneficial to your flower. Removal of the wrong eggs could potentially promote pest survival and growth.

Characteristics & Attributes:


Attracts Wildlife:

  • Hummingbirds
  • Butterflies

Attributes:

  • Frost Tolerant
  • Mini Flower
  • Profuse Flowering
  • No Deadheading
  • Heat Tolerant

Design Use:

  • Window Boxes
  • Border
  • Trellis / Wall
  • Filler
  • Mass Planting
  • Versatile
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Edging
  • Container

Exposure:

  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Habit:

  • Semi Trailing

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture:

  • Well Drained
  • Moist