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Kabloom® Cherry Calibrachoa Seeds

(P) Pkt of 10 seeds
Item #52291-PK-P1
$6.95
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The first-ever Calibrachoa from seed

It's finally here. We have all waited too long for a Calibrachoa we could start from seed, instead of paying those high prices for plants (and being dependent on whatever colors and varieties happened to be available). Now there is Kabloom, the first-ever series that grows from seed. And how it grows—you'll see the first blooms about 4 months after sowing the seeds, and the plants are super-healthy, vigorous, and flower-filled.

Kabloom (love the name) is a trailing variety with absolutely nonstop flowers all summer—even earlier in warm areas, of course. The flowers self-clean, which we really appreciate, and the center of the plant remains fresh and full even in August, after several months of constant flowering.

Just made for containers of all kinds (but especially those that allow room for the flowering stems to cascade over the sides attractively, tossing up blooms as they please), Kabloom reaches about 8 to 12 inches high and 10 to 14 inches wide. It seems much longer than it really is, and the height of the plant gives it a nice fullness that many prostrate or spreading varieties lack, especially toward summer's end when they are about "flowered out."

These beautiful cherry blooms are an unusual and very pleasing color in the garden. They won't fade in the summer sun, and butterflies and bees will visit them frequently. Use them with blue, purple, and white flowers in the summer garden and on the patio. So pretty, and such a hard shade to find.

Like all million bells, Kabloom does best in moist, well-drained soil or name-brand potting mix. Although it is very tolerant of heat, humidity, and drought, keep it well watered and fed, especially during the spring growing season. It likes a high-iron fertilizer, but does just fine with any good all-purpose feed. This plant can and will tolerate a lot of adversity, outlasting even petunias, geraniums, and other hot-summer-weather standouts. So treat it well as it grows in order to send it into the stressful summer months with a great start.

Here's how to sow the seeds: they will germinate either with or without light, so begin them indoors in late winter, setting a single seed on top of the Bio Sponge in your Bio Dome or on top of the grow mix in your seed flats. Keep the temperature between 72 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, and make sure the Bio Sponge or grow mix is slightly moist. Germination takes about a week.

Once the seeds have sprouted, add light and keep the temperature above 70 for the first few weeks. They are ready to transplant when they have several sets of true leaves. That's all there is to it.

Add unforgettable color to your hanging baskets, window boxes, and planters of all kinds with Kabloom. It's so nice to have a reliable, inexpensive way to grow this hot-summer annual delight.

This seed comes as a "pellet". "Pelleted" seeds are small seeds that have been clay-coated to make them larger and more uniform in size and shape, making them easier to handle when planting.

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Genus Calibrachoa
Species x hybrida
ppaf PAS1020309
Item Form (P) Pkt of 10 seeds
Bloom Start to End Early Summer - Late Summer
Seeds Per Pack 10
Plant Height 8 in - 12 in
Plant Width 10 in - 14 in
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Containers, Baskets

Product Review Summary

Based on 1 review
The average rating for this product is 2 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 2.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

January 07, 2022

Pretty but very poor germination rate

This shopper rated the product 2 out of 5 stars

I bought two packs of a different color variant of Calibrachoa from Park Seed last season, followed planting directions exactly, using a heating mat and grow lights in my indoor seed starting setup, and kept the seeds and starter mix properly moist. Out of 20 seeds that I planted, at a cost of $14, I had six seeds actually germinate for a 30% rate, which I would rate as exceptionally poor, even for Park seeds, which I have found to under perform virtually all other brands. Under the exact same conditions planted at the same time, I had multiple varieties of petunias obtained from other sources, including one from Wisconsin, that gave me nearly 100% germination rate, so I do not believe gardener error was to blame. Six plants of this flower, which resembles a miniature wave petunia, was only enough to fill an 8 inch planter. It did bloom a lot and the colors were very bright and pleasing so I was happy overall with that one planter, but very disappointed in the overall purchase given the very low germination rate. Not recommended.

Brett from WI

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