calibrachoa

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English[edit]

Calibrachoa parviflora

Etymology[edit]

From Translingual Calibrachoa ‎(genus name).

Noun[edit]

calibrachoa ‎(plural calibrachoas)

  1. 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.

Hyponyms[edit]

  • (plant of genus Calibrachoa): million bells, Superbells (varieties)