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Scientific Name: Calibrachoa x hybrida
Pronunciation: kal-ih-bruh-KOE-uh ex HIB-rih-duh
Common Name: calibrachoa, mini petunia, trailing petunia
Family Name: Solanaceae
Plant Type: Annual
Key ID Features: Trailing plant; flowers are small (< 4 cm wide), petals completely fused, trumpet-like, and slightly bilaterally symmetrical (unlike most petunias).
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293, HORT 2355


Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.1 - 0.2m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Garden origin, South America
Hardiness Rating: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Hanging basket, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google Images. Wikipedia. Common horticulture cvs. are the Superbells® which are nearly indistinquishable from the Petunia Supertunia®. Compare to Petunia x hybrida
calibrachoa, mini petunia, trailing petunia
 
 
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Summer: Green
Colour in Fall: Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Entire

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Funnelform
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Violet, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red
Flower Time at Peak: May, Oct
Additional Info: Most < 4 cm wide, slight bi-symmetrical with petals that keep their shape.

 
Fruit Type: Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Fruit Colour:
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant
 
Bark or Stem Colour:
  


 
Location(s):
(BED) BEDding, container, or basket
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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