Calibrachoa

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Hundreds and millions of bell shaped flowers on Calibrachoa make it a ‘must have’ trailing ground cover in gardens.

Calibrachoa look similar to Petunia’s and the flowers, while much smaller, look very alike. The plant forms small mounds of leaves with trailing stems that become covered in brightly coloured flowers. Calibrachoa are prolific bloomers from spring straight through to autumn. Pinching them back will ensure a more compact plant growth.

Calibrachoa is an easy gardening favourite to grow. Simply ensure they are in moist but well-drained, organically rich soil and planted in the full sun. Avoid soils with a very high pH. Calibrachoa will tolerate light shade but will not flower as profusely, however plants with some shade will survive longer into the hot summer months. The application of periodic fertilizer will encourage a longer and more prolific flowering period.

Look out for these varieties to brighten up your summer garden:

  • Calibrachoa Calipetite Blue, Red and Rose. These plants have a higher PH tolerance then other varieties and forms balls of bright colour!
  • Calibrachoa Callie Coral Pink, Light Blue, Scarlet Red, Sunny Yellow and Star Pink. These plants have a strong mounding habit and have unique markings on the petals
  • Calibrachoa Conga Pink Kiss, Strawberry Sunburst. An abundance of bright blooms cover these well-branched, trailing plants. They are self-cleaning so they stay neat and tidy all season. Height approximatly 15 – 25 cm
  • Calibrachoa Superbells Cherry star, Lemon slice, Pomegranate Punch, Coralberry Punch and Double Ruby. Are excellent summer performing annuals and are also self cleaning ( no deadheading )

Calibrachoas trailing habit makes it perfect for use in hanging baskets, containers or as a small area ground cover!

Eastern Cape Stockists:

Floradale Nursery – Port Elizabeth
Floradale Nursery – East London
Red Leaf Nursery – Port Alfred
Builders Express East London
Builders Express – Jeffreys Bay
Builders Express – Newton Park
Builders Express – Queenstown
Builders Express – Uitenhage
Builders Express – Walmer
Builders Express – Walker drive
Builders Warehouse – Port Elizabeth

Free State Stockists:

Alma Kwekery – Welkom
Bruwer Kwekery – Bloemfontein
Builders Warehouse Bloemfontein
Greenside Kwekery – Bloemfontein
Harrismith Kwekery – Harrismith
Plants@Preller – Bloemfontein
Platberg Nursery – Harrismith
Pretty Garden Tuinsentrum – Bloemfontein
Urth Garden Centre – Bloemfontein

Gauteng Stockists:

4 Seasons Nursery – Heidelberg
Colourful Splendour – Craighall Park
Garden Pavilion – Brandmullers
Garden Pavilion – Eckards
Garden Pavilion – Sunkist
GardenShop Broadacres
GardenShop Bryanston
GardenShop Flora Farm
GardenShop Menlo Park
GardenShop Parktown North
Lifestyle Home Garden – Randburg
Montrose Nursery – Morningside
Plant Paradise Garden Centre – Pretoria
Safari Tuinsentrum – Pretoria
Schaffler’s Nursery – Johannesburg

Limpopo Stockists:

Garden Pavilion – Sterkloop

Mpumalanga Stockists:

Garden Pavilion – Montana
Garden Pavilion – White River

North West Stockists:

Clarks Tuinsentrum – Lichtenburg
Garden Pavilion – Potchefstroom

Western Cape Stockists:

Cape Garden – Joostenbergvlakte
Cape Garden – Somerset West
Cape Garden – Stellenbosch
Starke Ayres Garden Centre – Rosebank
Starke Ayres Garden Centre – West Coast Village
Stodels – Bellville
Stodels – Constantia
Stodels – Kenilworth
Stodels – Milnerton
Stodels – Somerset West
Builders Express – Kenilworth
Builders Express – Knysna
Builders Express – Stellenbosch
Builders Express – Willowbridge
Builders Warehouse – Cape Gate
Builders Warehouse – City
Builders Warehouse – Constantiaberg
Builders Warehouse – George
Builders Warehouse – Helderberg
Builders Warehouse – Table View
Builders Warehouse – Tygerberg

**Please note that not all stockists will have every plant featured**

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