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See also: Calibrachoa
calibrachoa (plural calibrachoas)
- Any of the solanaceous plants of genus Calibrachoa.
2007 August 23, Leslie Land, “Garden Q.&A.”, New York Times:
- Annual geraniums and tobacco relatives like petunias, calibrachoas and nicotianas suffer most, but other flowers including osteospermums, mallows and chrysanthemums may also be attacked.
- 2009, J. Engelmann, J. Hamacher, Plant Virus Diseases: Ornamental Plants, Brian W.J. Mahy, Marc H.V. van Regenmortel (editors), Desk Encyclopedia of Plant and Fungal Virology, page 441,
- The most frequently detected virus of calibrachoas has been characterized recently, named calibrachoa mottle virus (CbMV) and has been tentatively assigned to the genus Carmovirus.
- 2009, Fern Marshall Bradley, Barbara W. Ellis, Ellen Phillips, Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening, page 126,
- Closely related to petunias, calibrachoas are 3- to 9-inch-tall plants with trailing stems and a mounding habit.
- 2013, Derek Fell, Derek Fell's Grow This!, page 177,
- Also, the 'Superbells' tend to be more vigorous than 'Million Bells' and other calibrachoa varieties.
- All calibrachoas have several shortcomings in differing degrees, depending on variety—they are generally short lived, providing a bold burst of color at the start of the season, but dwindling as the soil pH changes from acid to alkaline from fertilizing.
- (plant of genus Calibrachoa): million bells, Superbells (varieties)