Closely related to the Petunia genus, the two dozen or so Calibrachoa species are from South America and parts of the southern U.S. Though they are evergreen perennials, they are mostly grown as annuals or short-lived perennials. Flowers are roughly petunia shaped, but smaller. They are great for containers or for color beds.

Baics: Small, petunia-like flowers. Evergreen, sprawling foliage. Tolerates light frosts.

Care: Grow in sun or part shade. Pinch back to encourage more flowers.
Propagation: Start from tip cuttings. Recommended for hardiness zones 9-10. Great for summer color most anywhere.

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