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Superbells® Cherry Blossom Calibrachoa hybrid

  • Hardy Zones
    • 9 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 6 - 12 Inches
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Superbells® Cherry Blossom Calibrachoa hybrid
Part Sun to Sun 6 - 12


Nice COLOR, eh?

Abundant small petunia-like soft pink flowers all season on healthy cascading foliage; low maintenance

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Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming
Fall Interest
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary


Height Category: 
Garden Height: 
6 - 12 Inches
Trails Up To: 
30 Inches
8 - 12 Inches
12 - 24 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Flower Shade: 
Foliage Colors: 
Foliage Shade: 
Mounding Trailing
Container Role: 

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Bloom Time: 
Planting To Hard Frost
Hardiness Zones: 
9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Needs Good Drainage
Uses Notes: 

Calibrachoa do not like to have constantly damp soil. They will do well in the ground only with good drainage. For most gardeners containers are the best use for Calibrachoa.

Maintenance Notes: 

When planting Calibrachoa I often give the plants a slight trim, using a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears. While not a necessary step, it will increase branching and may help your plants look even fuller.

Calibrachoa are usually easiest to grow in containers because if the roots are kept too wet can lead to root rot diseases. In containers, allow the top of the soil to dry before watering again. If your plant is wilting even though the soil is still damp you likely have a root rot problem. Calibrachoa can be fantastic in-ground plants, but only if they are planted in well drained soil. Raised beds would be a good choice for planting Calibrachoa in the landscape. In the ground they shouldn't need much additional water unless conditions are very dry. Proper watering is key to growing good Calibrachoa.

The plants are low-maintenance with no deadheading needed. They will do best if fertilized in a regular basis. Calibrachoa can be sensitive to both high and low pH. If your plants have been growing for a while and then begin to look a bit tired and not so good there are several things to try. If the foliage is yellow there are two possible causes. If you haven't been fertilizing regularly they could simply be hungry and in need of fertilizer. Feed them using a well-balanced (look for something with an n-p-k ration near 20-10-20) water soluble fertilizer. If you have been fertilizing regularly with a well-balanced fertilizer and the foliage is still turning yellow it is probably because the pH range in your soil has gotten a bit high or low. The most common impact of this is that Iron can no longer be taken up by the plant, even if it is available in the soil. The common form of Iron used in fertilizer is sensitive to pH changes. If you think pH is your problem you can either try to lower (or raise) the pH or you can simply apply Chelated Iron, which is available at a wider pH range and should help your plants turn green again. You may also be able to find Iron in a foliar spray (which means you spray it on the foliage rather than applying it to the soil) which can also help your plant turn nice and green again. Stop by your favorite garden center and they should be able to help you choose a product to use.

As the season goes on the plants can sometimes just start to look open and not as good. This can happen even if they are being watered and fertilized correctly. Fortunately this is very simple to fix. Grab a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears and give the plants an all over trim. This will cause them to branch out more and should stimulate new growth and flowering, especially if you fertilize right after trimming them back. Just like your hair looks a lot better after a trim, your plants often will too. You will sacrifice flowers for a few days, but the plants should come back flowering more than ever shortly. I will usually give my Superbells a trim back in late July or early August. Should your plants have a few unruly stems that are longer than everything else or sticking our oddly, you can trim these stems back at anytime. Calibrachoa are very forgiving when it comes to trimming.

An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

Woo-hoo! There is nothing more super than Superbells. If there was a word that meant extra, extra super it still wouldn't be as super as we are. Calibrachoas are a new type of plants that sort of look like little Petunias, which makes sense seeing as we're related. Only Superbells aren't sticky, perk right back up after it rains, and stay compact and bushy even when we are stressed.

Superbells are Proven Winners' newest Calibrachoas. We're the ones covered with hundreds of flowers from early spring all the way through those first light frosts. Just 6 - 10 inches tall, our long, long, trailing branches cascade over the sides of hanging baskets and other containers, and spread over flower beds. Hummingbirds are cuckoo about us.

Vigor, heat tolerance and resistance to disease are traits we all share. So is being an annual except in zones 9 - 11. You don't have to deadhead old flowers or pinch back stems. Water only when the top of the soil feels dry. Too much water makes our roots rot (Ick). Full sun. Fertilize once a month. How extra double super easy is that?

"A Real Simple magazine - Top 10 goofproof Plant"

Superbells® Cherry Blossom Calibrachoa hybrid 'USCALI212-1' USPP 18,421, Can 3,629
  • Without question this is one of the most beautiful plants offered by Proven Winners.
    It mounds well, blooms non stop and goes with so many colors.
    Like every PW plant I grow, all it needs is fertilizer and consistent watering.
    Breaks from intense afternoon heat will keep them healthier as well.

    Overall one of my favorite of any variety.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Matthew Lamb
    United States
    2 years ago
  • An easy grow with terrific color , vibrant, wonderful in a large hanging basket.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Steve greene
    United States
    4 years ago
  • I get nothing but praise from the neighbors for this plant..easy to grow in containers..about ready to cut back for new blooms

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    United States
    5 years ago
  • I loved this little gem when I paired it with a red hanging tuberous begonia. The red throats of the Calibrachoa matched the brilliant red of the huge begonia blooms, while the pink of the Cherry Blossom made the whole basket pop with joy.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Karen Gordon
    United States
    7 years ago
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    Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    Nova Scotia
    7 years ago
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    7 years ago
  • Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Russell Studebaker
    United States
    7 years ago
  • grew from seed, quick to grow, quick to flower, not fussy at all, covered in flowers, long lasting, what's not to love about it!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Sue Hansford
    7 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2006 Best New Varieties University of Georgia
2006 Best New Varieties University of Georgia
2006 Best New Varieties University of Georgia
2006 Best New Varieties University of Georgia
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