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Asked by
Lindy on
January 5, 2018
Dunchurch ON zone 4a

Q. Seeds

Where can I find seeds for callibrochia, please? I cannot seem to find them in here in Ontario, Canada.

thank you,
Lindy

Answered by
BushDoctor on
January 5, 2018
Certified Expert
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We don't usually recommend things like this, but my best advice would be to turn to an online nursery. As long as it is not a blacklisted plant, then most places will usually ship world wide.

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Asked by
rit5fam on
April 10, 2018
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Q. Calibrachoa in a container w/ a rose bush

Can Calibrachoa grow in the same container as a rosebush?

Answered by
MichiganDot on
April 11, 2018
A.

Yes, but realize that it will compete for water and nutrients with the rose. I suggest planting them in the front of the container so the calibrachoa spills instead of climbing into the rose. If the rose is already snug in its container, it may be wise to pot it into a larger one so you don't have to disrupt rose roots when you put in the annual. When you remove the Calibrachoa, hold its place with a 3 inch potting cell, This will make it easier to plant next spring.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 7, 2018

Q. my calibrachoa ( million bells) plant has stopped blooming

When I purchased my million bells plant in a hanging basket in the middle of June it was bursting with colorful blooms, but as the flowers died off others did not take their place, leaving a plant with few blooms. It is on a north facing porch, probably not getting direct sun. I keep it well watered. Should I dead head it? Do I just take off the dead bloom or also the pod in which it formed?

Answered by
MichiganDot on
July 8, 2018
A.

If the plant is growing well then try to get it some sun. Million bells is rated full sun to part shade which means it must have at least 4 hours of sun and preferably more to bloom well. Don't over-fertilize as this encourages lush green growth but fewer blooms. I would trim the plant back just a small amount all over if it is still a relatively small plant or by 1/4 to 1/3 if there are long bloom stems. Keeping the soil moist, not soggy, is perfect. Picture the difference between a sponge full of water (soggy) and one that has been wrung out (moist). In the shade, it may not need water daily, depending on weather and how much you give it each watering. Remember that many plants cease blooming in excessive heat and will pick up when more reasonable weather returns. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/million-bells/calibrachoa-million-bells.htm

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Asked by
LAsDarkFireWolf on
July 13, 2018
10b

Q. Will a dead Calibrachoa plant revive?

My entire calibrachoa plant seems to be dead. The plant is completely brown and dried out, I noticed it having such brown and dried parts and assumed it was getting too much sun and being burnt. So I did my best to give it shade to filtered sun. Keeping it watered daily. We recently had temperatures over 100*F. Will the plant come back? Should it’s sunlight be done more like a Dahlia’s, early morning more so?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
July 15, 2018
Certified Expert
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These are, actually, quite sun tolerant and require as much as possible. During hotter times, they will appreciate a little shade, but they will still take the full sun just fine.

Can you include a photo? This will help me to see how it progressed, even if it is a dead plant. It is quite possible that they suffered from an infection in the soil.

Is this plant completely dead, or is there some green, living material still on the plant? This will determine the likelyhood of its return.

This article will help you to grow these properly: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/million-bells/calibrachoa-million-bells.htm

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Answered by
LAsDarkFireWolf on
July 17, 2018
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Darn sorry didn't know the site ate html.

http://i64.tinypic.com/30bl10w.jpg (this is the photo with the flash).
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http://i63.tinypic.com/20ts86u.jpg

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Answered by
LAsDarkFireWolf on
July 17, 2018
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The entire plant's leaves are dry, even though in some of the pictures they have a green look to them.

(this last one is with the flash).

Sorry for the poor quality, was just going to upload them from my phone -but, wasn't able to find this link except when you sent the reply in the email.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 2, 2018

Q. Calibrachoa . . .

I know that Calibrachoa requires well-drained soil. I’d like to put it around my mailbox (in full sun), but I have clay soil. Would I still be able to plant it in that location if I took a shovel-full of clay out (for each plant) and filled the hole with good gardening soil?

Also, what’s the best way to keep the soil more acidic?

Answered by
MichiganDot on
August 3, 2018
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Adding sphagnum peat moss helps acidify but there are commercial soil acidifiers at home stores. Here is an article on your choices: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/raise-acid-level-soil.htm
What I would do concerning drainage is a percolation test. It is a several step process to check drainage under the planting hole. Add enough water to fill the hole and let it drain. Once drained, add enough water to fill the hole again. If the water isn't gone in 24 hours, further amending is needed. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/what-is-soil-conditioner.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 25, 2018

Q. Callibrocchoa

I have black flies all over my 3 potted plants. They seem to be interested in the flowering portion of the calibrocchoa. The whole plant is under attack!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 25, 2018
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This can be solved in many ways, and they methods will not harm your plants at all! My favorite methods for insect control as follows: Garlic oil, lavender oil, neem oil, rosemary oil, and on occasion, for tougher insects... cinnamon oil. You can mix one or more of these in a spray bottle with a few drops of each in warm water, and a spoonful of coconut oil.

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Asked by
mssan on
May 2, 2019
chicago

Q. can i put more than one of the calibrachoa plants I received in a hanging basket?

I just want to make sure that the small plants I rec’d from QVC don’t over crowd the pots.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 3, 2019
A.

This depends on the plant size and the hanging basket size that you have.

A common size of a hanging basket is 12 inches.
A common size of starter plants is in a 4 inch pot size.
I would plant 3 4 inch plants into a 12 inch hanging basket.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/million-bells/calibrachoa-million-bells.htm

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