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Superbells® Pomegranate Punch Calibrachoa hybrid

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Mature Size
12" 2' 30cm 61cm
Height: 6" - 12"
Spread: 12" - 2'
Height: 15cm - 30cm
Spread: 30cm - 61cm
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    6 - 12 Inches
    8 - 12 Inches
    12 - 24 Inches
    15cm - 30cm
    20cm - 30cm
    30cm - 61cm


    Rich, velvety red flowers with a black eye.

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


    Plant Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    6 - 12 Inches 15cm - 30cm
    Trails Up To: 
    24 Inches 61cm
    8 - 12 Inches 20cm - 30cm
    12 - 24 Inches 30cm - 61cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Deep Velvet Red with a Black Center
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Mounding Trailing
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    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. If the roots are kept too wet it 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 on 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 ratio near 24-12-17) 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. Or use our Proven Winners Water Soluble fertilizer, which has the chelated iron.


    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 shortly come back flowering more than ever. 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 any time. 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.

    Superbells® Pomegranate Punch Calibrachoa hybrid 'USCAL08501' USPP 24,503, Can 4,915
  • 15 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I enjoy comparing cultivars. Here are my Calibrachoa ratings Superbells Pomegranate Punch: 4.8 Excellent. Best color, most interesting color., floriferous, large flowers. There seems to be a fairly long period between flushes of bloom. Aloha Kona Hot Pink: 4.6 Excellent. Equally large and floriferous. Showy. Always in bloom. Minifamous Red Vampire. 4.2. Very good. Bright true red, smaller flowers. Calitastic Red Lips. Duller red. 4.0 Okay, but not as attractive as any of the above. Cabaret Red. Okay.3.5 Duller red, smaller flowers, less vigorous.. Similar color to Red Lips, just okay. Conga Red. 3.0 Less attractive color--a mediocre orangey red.

      Marty Nemko
      , California
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • Fantastic intense color. True to its word it never stops blooming!

      Sharon Chapman
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
    • Simply delightful...definitely going to acquire more in various colors, but Superbells Pomegranate Punch is strikingly beautiful.

      Jenna Rae
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 5 years ago
    • This is prolific blooming and looks wonderful throughout the season.

      Cheli Aagaard
      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 8 years ago
    • This is prolific blooming and looks wonderful throughout the season.

      Cheli Aagaard
      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 8 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 warner
      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • Bought this at Home Depot and its BEAUTIFUL!

      Brian Parker
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 9 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 Boustead
      , Iowa
      , United States
      , 9 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? Sincerely, Diane Goldsmith

      Diane Goldsmith
      , Arizona
      , United States
      , 10 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 Hawes
      , Arizona
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
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