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Thank you for the good information on one of my favorite plants.
I have several hanging baskets which I purchased on sale.
I will be separating them and using the plants in other containers.
Calibrochoas last well into the fall here.
Now you have me interested in the crosses with petunias.
I did not realize there were those plants.
Thanks for your comment, Caroline! I hadn't heard of those crosses either, but I saw them advertised on Park Seed (?) or Ball Horticultural (?) and then looked them up on PlantFiles and they really do exist. Kell has had very good luck with them, and if hers are gorgeous, then the rest of us ought to be able to grow at least average plants, right?
I used to buy them on sale at the end of the summer--maybe July or late June around here---and then separate the big baskets, as you describe, and get many smaller plants. They mix well with other plants!
Thank you for telling us about your trials and successes with Calibrachoa. I hadn't really taken the time to read what they like, but now I know!
Most of mine are in clay strawberry pots and are gorgeous with mixed colors. Being in Florida heat, I do have to water them a lot, because they tend to wilt in our afternoon sun. The majority even made it through our winter that was only in the 30's this year!
Yes, I have mine mixed with violas, but shall try petunias also :-)
That's lovely--I see it's in light shade, maybe? The thing is, my blazing sun in never as sunny and warm as Florida shade. And it's perennial fr you? Fabulous! I love to hear about people's SUCCESSES! Thanks for your comments, Eirlys.