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Calibrachoa 'Minifamous Dark Blue'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Calibrachoa 'Minifamous Dark Blue'

MiniFamous Dark Blue False Petunia

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Item #: 8395

Zones: 7b to 10b

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Brazil

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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(aka C. 'KLEC02070') Imagine a drought-tolerant, small-flowered, winter-hardy petunia cousin and you've got calibrachoa. When Jack Campbell told me these southern Brazil natives were winter hardy, I was skeptical, but our trials have proven him correct. Our more than 2 year old clump of Calibrachoa 'Minifamous Blue' (sorry, but KLEC02070 just doesn't cut it as a cultivar name) not only survived 7 degrees F, but has now made a clump to 6' wide. The stems are clothed in narrow green leaves, then topped, starting in early spring and continuing until fall, with dark blue-lavender flowers. Flowering slows during very hot summer spells but resumes as the weather cools. Good drainage and slightly acidic soils are best.