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Calibrachoa, Kabloom Crave Sunset

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The very first Calibrachoa from seed!

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The very first Calibrachoa from seed! Crazy-floriferous, heat-resistant plants joyously cascade from containers or baskets. Long-flowering orange blooms on 12-14” plants bring on a chromatic commotion in the sun-splashed border. Splendid in the company of petunias and verbenas.
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Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun, Part Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

12-14 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

12-14 inches

Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Beds, Borders

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.

Annual

Growth Habit The genetic tendency of a plant to grow in a certain shape, such as vining or bush like.

Prostrate

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  • Calibrachoa

    Calibrachoa
    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
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Calibrachoa may be started from seed sown early indoors and transplanted outside after frost, or from potted plants.

Sowing Seed Indoors:

  • Sow indoors 8 weeks before the last frost using a seed starting kit.
  • Sow seeds thinly and barely press into seed starting formula as seeds benefit from light to germinate. Pelleted seed should be misted to dissolve the coating.
  • Keep the soil moist at 70-75 degrees.
  • Seedlings emerge in 10-14 days.
  • As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night. Raise the lights as the plants grow taller. Incandescent bulbs will not work for this process because they will get too hot. Most plants require a dark period to grow, do not leave lights on for 24 hours.
  • Thin to one seedling per cell when they have two sets of leaves.
  • Seedlings do not need much fertilizer, feed when they are 3-4 weeks old using a starter solution (half strength of a complete indoor houseplant food) according to manufacturer’s directions.
  • Transplant hardened-off seedlings to the garden after all danger of the frost.
  • Before planting in the garden, seedling plants need to be “hardened off”. Accustom young plants to outdoor conditions by moving them to a sheltered place outside for a week. Be sure to protect them from wind and hot sun at first. If frost threatens at night, cover or bring containers indoors, then take them out again in the morning. This hardening off process toughens the plant’s cell structure and reduces transplant shock and scalding.

Planting Potted Plants in the Garden:

  • Select a location in full sun to light shade with good rich moist organic soil. Calibrachoa prefer a pH of 5.5 to 6.0.
  • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 8 inches. Level with a rake to remove clumps of grass and stones.
  • Most plants respond well to soils amended with organic matter. Compost is a wonderful form of organic matter with a good balance of nutrients and an ideal pH level, it can be added to your planting area at any time. If compost is not available, top dress the soil after planting with 1-2 inches of organic mulch, which will begin to breakdown into compost. After the growing season, a soil test will indicate what soil amendments are needed for the following season.
  • Plants should stand 6 to 12 inches apart in the garden.
  • Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the root ball.
  • Set level with the surrounding soil. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Press soil down firmly with your hand leaving a slight depression around the plant to hold water.
  • Water thoroughly, so that a puddle forms in the saucer you have created. This settles the plants in, drives out air pockets and results in good root-to-soil contact.
  • Use the plant tag as a location marker.
  • Water thoroughly, so that a puddle forms in the saucer you have created. This settles the plants in, drives out air pockets and results in good root-to-soil contact.
  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. 
  • Mulches also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. For annuals an organic mulch of shredded leaves lends a natural look to the bed and will improve the soil as it breaks down in time. Always keep mulches off a plant’s stems to prevent possible rot.
  • Keep plants well-watered during the growing season, especially during dry spells. Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It's best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated. Do not over-water as calibrachoa plants are sensitive to wet soil.
  • Until plants become established, some protection from extreme winds and direct, hot sunlight may be necessary. Good air movement is also important.
  • After new growth appears, a light fertilizer may be applied. Keep granular fertilizers away from the plant crown and foliage to avoid burn injury. Use low rates of a slow release fertilizer, as higher rates may encourage root rots.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
  • Remove plants after they are killed by frost in fall to avoid disease issues the following year.
  • Cut scraggly calibrachoa plants back by half in late summer to spur growth and encourage new flowers.
  • Calibrachoa makes beautiful edging plants and also can be combined with other summer-blooming annuals in mixed plantings. They are superb in containers of all sizes and types, either alone or combined with other flowers.
Sun
Full Sun, Part Sun
Height
12-14 inches
Spread
12-14 inches
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders
Life Cycle
Annual
Growth Habit
Prostrate
Sow Method
Indoor Sow
Flowering
Yes
Bloom Duration
12 weeks
Flower color
Orange
Calibrachoa, Kabloom Crave Sunset is rated 1.9 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not growing at all I was very disappointed with this purchase. All the other seeds I purchased at Burpee are doing well and thriving. This particular plant hasn't grown much. I started it indoors in my growlight, like the rest of my seeds. Out of the many seeds I planted only two of the seeds sprouted. Right now it's just leaves. Not a good purchase.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from disappointed I was disappointed because even though the plants germinated ok, I was not successful in getting even one plant to grow to maturity. I will not try this again. Every year I experiment, this time I failed. I will purchase my Calibrachoa as living mature plants. I really like this plant.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet!!! Second year for this plant and will continue to grow it as long as seeds are available.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Zero stars If I could, I'd give this zero stars but that's not an option. I planted these seeds according to directions in a hanging basket. I also planted two other colors of the Kabloom series. NOT A SINGLE SEED GERMINATED. I'm not a novice gardener so I chalk this up to an expensive failure.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from no luck with Calibrachoa I'm truly sorry,but i didn't have any luck with these at all
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sad! They never germinated...no plants...no Million Bells in my garden.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth it. You only give like 6 or 8 seeds and none if mine germinated.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed This calibrachoa had very poor germination. Very disappointing indeed
Date published: 2017-07-15
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