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Planting, Growing and Caring for Trailing Petunias

Calibrachoa

This is an annual plant or it is commonly grown as an annualThis plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringHummingbird PlantButterfly FlowerNo DeerWhite flowering plantRed flowering plantPink flowering plantYellow flowering plantblue flowering plantPurple flowering plantorange flowering plantBrown flowering plantA photograph is availableHow to Use the Plant Care Icons at The Garden Helper
Wild Willy the Garden Gnome Calibracoa is a fairly new genus of plants that shares most of the features of a Petunia,
except everything is shrunk down to about one fourth the size.
Trailing Petunias are easy to care for, fast growing plants.
They will produce an abundance of Petunia-like blooms all summer long.
They are compact, low growing plants that will only reach 3"-9" tall,
but will spread up to eight feet in diameter.
Trailing Petunia plants are ideal for growing in hanging baskets.

Growing Requirements for Trailing Petunia plants

Calibrachoa plants are only hardy in zones 9-11, so are normally grown as annuals.
Trailing Petunias should only be grown in a rich, well draining, acidic soil with a pH of 6.0 or lower.
Plant them in an area that receives full sun for at least half of the day.
Partial shade in the afternoon is acceptable.

Calibrachoa are heavy feeders, so feed them weekly with a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer.
Regular watering and routine fertilization will help keep your Trailing Petunia
blooming from late spring, up until the first killing frost of fall.

How to Propagate new Calibrachoa plants

Trailing Petunias can be propagated with 6" tip cuttings that are struck in early fall months. Maintain a temperature in the rooting medium of 70° for the first two weeks. After roots have formed, slowly reduce the temperature to 61°-64° at night and 68°-72° during the day.
Mist your cuttings at least once a week.
Too much moisture or heat are the biggest threats to Calibrachoa plant cuttings.
Seeds for Calibrachoa plants are extremely hard to find.
Calibrachoa 'Terra Cotta', Trailing Petunia Flowers
Calibrachoa 'Terra Cotta'
A Trailing Petunia Plant Blooming in the Garden
Calibrachoa 'Million Bells'