Superbells Red


I’ll be showing lots of pictures from my Proven Winners Plants recipes. I thought I’d share them with you while you are thinking about your summer choices. I took these photos from the Proven Winners site but have used them in my gardens or those that I make for other folks.

If you want these plants to look this good. Use a good container soil mix, fertilize once a week with 1/2 strength liquid fertilizer, keep moist but not wet, and add a slow release fertilizer to the soil mix at the beginning. They are heavy feeders.

Superbells® Red
Calibrachoa hybrid

Add wire vine and tricolor salvia for the container above—( that salvia takes up a lot of root room so keep that in mind)       pictures courtesy  of Proven Winners Plants





Growing Tips
Keeping plants too wet can lead to root rot diseases. 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. Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.

Full sun



Hardy Temp
30°F (-1°C)

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.

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

Awards Won
2007 – Best Pick
University of Tennessee
2006 – Top Performer
University of Tennessee
2004 – One of the Best
Penn State
2004 – Superior Plant
Penn State

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Genevieve says:

    What a lovely combo! I love the bright superbells with the wire vine and the variegation. I don’t use wire vine enough, I’ve got to use it more. Very cute!
    Creeping fig works too and I like it better than wire vine. It’s beefier so shows up better.


  2. You KNOW you get no argument from me whatsoever on this particular plant! I love superbells, callies, whatever we call them.
    Yes, I did know that and so there is hope that you have taste after all. Have you tried Pink Kiss? She has the most lovely face. I’m going to get poppies this year!


  3. Phillip (UK) says:

    I love that basket – I can easily see why you are so keen on their plants. Beautiful.
    They perform so superbly for me that how can I not find them irresistible. The do need a lot of feeding.


  4. nancybond says:

    Those are superb! What a lot of colour from a little flower.
    And it’s consistent too. All summer long with a bountiful showing of deep red. It’s hard to find a deep red.


  5. greenwalks says:

    Lovely! I’m sure yours look just as nice, probably better. 🙂
    Awwww..thank you! Big hugs!


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