Calibrachoa, a beloved annual known as million bells, is cherished for its long-blooming, easy-going nature. But this 2014 addition to Ball Horticultural Co.’s MiniFamous series bumps up calibrachoa’s appeal by offering up vibrant blue-purple double blooms and a semi-trailing habit that’s perfect for containers and hanging baskets.
Petite, bell-shaped flowers resemble miniature petunias and last from early summer until the first hard frost—without deadheading! Fertilize regularly for optimum growth and bloom. Hummingbirds will love you for planting this beauty.
Common name: MiniFamous Double blue calibrachoa
Botanical name: Calibrachoa MiniFamous Double blue
Light: Full sun
Height: 7 to 10 inches
Width: 10 to 15 inches
Where to buy: Garden Crossings, gardencrossings.com; Nature Hills Nursery, naturehills.com
More information: Ball Horticultural Co., ballhort.com
Photos courtesy of Ball Horticultural Co.