This is prolific blooming and looks wonderful throughout the season.
Superbells® Pomegranate Punch™ Calibrachoa hybrid
- Hardy Zones
- 9 - 11
- Part Sun to Sun
- Mature Size
- 6 - 12 Inches
Rich, velvety red flowers with a black eye.
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.
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.
Superbells® superb color, heat tolerance, disease resistance and large blooms make this series a great performer. With growth habits that range from small and compact to the cascading, Superbells® create endless possibilities in containers. Superbells® come in many different colors and do best in full sun.
- Cheli AagaardExcelsiorMinnesotaUnited States1 year ago
This is prolific blooming and looks wonderful throughout the season.Cheli AagaardExcelsiorMinnesotaUnited States1 year ago
I have grown the plant twice now. Its great in spring and early summer but, it petered out mid to late summer here. Only one out of three is still blooming this year. The first time I tried them they all stopped growing mid summer.Beverly LambertRosevilleMinnesotaUnited States2 years ago
Beautiful long lasting blooms. Very heat tolerant as long as watered daily if in a container or hanging basket. Took a few weeks to get going, but when they did they were outstanding. Paired mine with Superbena Royale Peachy Keen, Whirlwind White Scaevola, and Dracaena spikes in containers that got the full force of the afternoon sun. All went well until the aphids and caterpillars decided they liked my containers as well. The Superbells Pomegranate Punch and spikes hung on well into the fall and finally died off after several severe frosts. These plants were well worth their price. Will definitely purchase again !ann warnermays landingNew JerseyUnited States2 years ago
Bought this at Home Depot and its BEAUTIFUL!Brian ParkerBolingbrookIllinoisUnited States3 years ago
I recently planted this in a container with two smaller variety zinnias and am so pleased with the vigor and color of this supracalibrocha in pomegranate! I will definitely be on the lookout for more of this color and will see how it performs thru the summer and fall here in Western Iowa.Marilyn BousteadWoodbineIowaUnited States3 years ago
We planted 3 Pomegranate bushes and all the pomegranates when we open them they are white inside and the seeds are pink. I tried to find out what is going on? Or what do I really have. I talked to the Nursery and they said some are pink and some are red I walked away.
Can you help?
Diane GoldsmithDiane GoldsmithGilbertArizonaUnited States3 years ago
I bought this plant as a hanging basket at Home Depot in Tucson, AZ
This was in Oct when we first moved here for the winter.
I can't say enough about this plant - it has survived several frosts and still looks full and in bloom in April. The hot dry winds will probably take it's toll on the plant more than anything, but we will be leaving for Wis soon.
This will definitely be on my list to plant up there.Lee HawesGreen ValleyArizonaUnited States3 years ago
- Tabatha GaineySebastopolMississippiUnited States3 years ago
Grew at our Master Gardener "Idea Garden"; it was SPECTACULAR, even thrived IN GROUND, which is not the best for Calibrachoas, as they hate our alkaline soil! This beauty had intense jewel like saturated color that was striking from a distance, loved the darker "eye" and it did well all season. This was the very BEST calibrachoa we have trailed in the 10+ years we have been trailing plants! :-0 I saw it in a container at the PW meeting on Mackinaw island and it was gorgeous, just glowed.Ann TiceChampaignIllinoisUnited States3 years ago
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