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Superbells® Pink Calibrachoa hybrid

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
12" 2'
Height: 6" - 12"
Spread: 12" - 2'
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    I feel a big GROWTH SPURT coming on.

    Abundant, small petunia-like flowers all season on cascading growth; low maintenance

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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
    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

    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.

    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® Pink Calibrachoa hybrid 'USCALI11' USPP 14,968, Can 1,927
  • 8 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • Get one of these every year and never disappointed. Outstanding color, strong branches/stems, needs only water/fertilizer and does just fine with only 4 to 5 hours of direct afternoon sun. Have not needed to trim as this callie is more a mounder than trailer. Prolific bloomer and has been since purchased 2 months ago. Highly recommend but I have a hard time calling this pink especially when compared to Cherry Blossom. Still one of the very best callies offered by PW.

      Matthew Lamb
      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 6 years ago
    • These were recommended to me by my local nursery and I'm so happy I listened. I bought two small plants in May, by early July it looked like I bought 8; they were spilling over my garden border. I have very sandy soil, and my garden receives no shade, but do have a sprinkler system. These beauties seemed to love the conditions. It is now October 19th and we have had two consecutive nights of below-freezing temperatures (I did cover them), but they are still in full bloom. If I had any south-facing windows, I would try to over-winter them (I'm in zone 4), but I'll just have to find some more for next year. A couple more facts of note: First, the plant's details on this site say they bloom in the fall; however, mine were in bloom when I purchased them & continued non-stop. Second, I am a novice gardener & performed no maintenance other than watering and sporadic fertilization.

      Lisa Nuorala
      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
    • I planted this pink and the red in my white cement basket , it's trailing beautifully and I get many compliments from people walking by.

      Darlene Vande Vrede
      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 11 years ago
    • They just keep blooming and blooming all summer long

      , New York
      , United States
      , 11 years ago
    • not wind resistant

      Sue Ann Hannah
      , Oklahoma
      , United States
      , 11 years ago
    • This is the first year I had this annual & I plan on planting it again. The flower color is so vibrant & beautiful and I love the contrasting yellow throat. It even flowers like crazy. I just like everything about it.

      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 11 years ago
    • Kept over the winter in pot inside the house. It is just flowering again March

      Kim Michaud
      , Maine
      , United States
      , 11 years ago

      darlene brown
      , New Brunswick
      , Canada
      , 11 years ago
  • 23 Awards

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    2009 Best Varieties Penn State
    2009 Best Varieties Penn State
    2009 Best Varieties Penn State
    2008 Top Peformer Penn State
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    2008 Top Peformer Penn State
    2008 Top Peformer Penn State
    2006 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2006 Top Performer Michigan State University
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