Spring Trials 2010: Calibrachoa

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Calibrachoa Aloha Neon, Pink and Pink Vulcano by Dömmen USA
The Aloha series features a semi-upright habit, big flowers and tropical colors.

Calibrachoa Cabaret Series by Ball FloraPlant
The uniform series of this programmable plant is well-matched for timing, habit and flower size. Three new colors are introduced: Cherry Rose Improved, Deep Blue and Mango Tango, which fall between original Peach and Apricot.

Calibrachoa ‘Callie Light Blue ’11,’ ‘Callie Orange Sunrise,’ ‘Callie Rose ’11’ and ‘Callie White ’11’ by Syngenta Flowers
This Goldfisch variety is now available in 19 colors and is bred for early flowering under shorter day lengths. Its dense, semi-trailing habit is suited for baskets and large containers.

Calibrachoa Can-Can Series by Ball FloraPlant
New in Terracotta (pictured), the popular flower pattern shows shades of yellow, orange and dark peach. More vigorous than Cabaret, Can-Can offers highly programmable plants, consistent pH tolerance, eye-catching dark foliage and tip-to-top flower coverage.

Calibrachoa Catwalk by Hort Couture
Five new varieties enter this series: ‘Antique White,’ ‘Cherries Flambe’ (pictured) ‘Mandarin Eclipse,’ ‘Perfect Purple’ and ‘Sun Splash.’

Calibrachoa Celebration in colors Spring, X-Treme Pink, Orange Red, Exotica, Neon Sun, Star Yellow Red and Star Rose by Westhoff
The Celebration series offers a range of fashionable colors and continual flowering from spring to late autumn. Flowers are bred to stay open for longer periods of time through low temperatures and lower light levels. Flowers stay above the foliage.

Calibrachoa ‘Dream Kisses Magnolia Improved’ by Westhoff
The latest addition to the Dream Kisses series, ‘Magnolia Improved’ offers medium-sized blush pink flowers with pink eyes.

Calibrachoa ‘Kimono Hot Pink’ by Hort Couture
‘Kimono Hot Pink’ is the first introduction in Hort Couture’s new Kimono series. ‘Kimono Hot Pink’ has very large flowers that are held very upright on the plant. Additionally, it is very compact and has a ball-shaped habit. More colors will follow this debut in 2012.

Calibrachoa Million Bells ‘Bouquet Orange’ and ‘Bouquet Brilliant Pink’ by Suntory
The Million Bells Bouquet series offers excellent disease resistance and tolerance to high pH. It has an upright habit with dense foliage and maximum production of flowers all season long. It is available in two colors.

Calibrachoa Million Bells Mounding in Red and Blue (pictured) by Suntory
Two new colors are available in the Million Bells Mounding calibrachoa series. The series offers vigorous mounding, an upright habit and dense foliage with season-long flower production. It exhibits vigorous growth with a pH tolerance to 7.0 and performs well in heat.

Calibrachoa ‘MiniFamous Compact Purple’ by Selecta First Class
Replacing Burgundy, Compact Purple forms a uniform, mounded habit with low-medium vigor and very early flowering. It’s suited to high-density programs and the Southern market, where early flowering is required.

Calibrachoa ‘MiniFamous Double Pink evol.’ by Selecta First Class
‘MiniFamous Double Pink evol.’ is the newest member of Selecta’s MiniFamous Double calibrachoa series. This calibrachoa boasts early and rich flowering, great branching and ease of growing. It has a semi-trailing habit and true double blooms with stable fill. The eye-catching flowers bring a unique, upscale look to retail displays in baskets and containers. The MiniFamous Double series is now available in four double varieties and two MiniDouble varieties.

Calibrachoa MiniFamous iGeneration Apricot Red Eye Evol., Gold Red eye, Light Pink+Eye and Peach Evol. by Selecta First Class
iGeneration varieties offer the latest from MiniFamous with large blooms, early flowering, medium vigor and uniform, semi-trailing habit. Apricot Red Eye Evol. offers better color and is earlier to flower than original Apricot Red Eye. Peach Evol. features better summer performance than previous Peach.

Calibrachoa Noa–8 New Colors by Danziger “Dan” Flower Farm
Noa calibrachoa flowers in short days, from early spring until late fall. It is strongly branched with a compact trailing growth habit. New colors to the series are Red Glaze, Mega Violet, Sunrise, Sunset, Salmon Orange Blossom (pictured), Black Purple and Red Wine.

Calibrachoa ‘Superbells Blackberry Punch’ and ‘Superbells Coralberry Punch’ by Proven Winners
These two new additions to the Superbells series have a unique, two-tone bloom. They offer the same disease resistance and performance as other Superbells. Both have high pH tolerance.

Calibrachoa ‘Sweet Bells’ by GGG International
GGG International’s calibrachoa varieties have large flowers and a nice, round growing habit in containers and in hanging baskets, or in combinations with different varieties. Sweet Bells does not have any rooting problems and flowers well until the first freezes. 

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