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Ugh? Are they trailing million bells?

I gratefully received lots of seedlings from my neighbour in April ...dahlias, petunias and, supposedly, yellow million bells. The dahlias and petunias are in bud but I'm beginning to have doubts that these are million bells. Anyone know any better?



  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,163

    Million bells (calibrachoa) have small leaves and start to flower when quite young.  Are the leaves and stems hairy? What size is the plant?

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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,573

    They look a bit beefy to be Million Bells... but you won't know for sure until they flower, I guess.

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  • Most of them are about 6-8inches and don't appear to be 'trailing'.  I've already put lots in baskets and given them away to friends image Yes they are hairy-ish.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,163

    My mum grows them from plugs. She puts them into 7cm pots, and they tend to lie flat, sending out shoots and flowering while quite small plants. I don't think they are million bells.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • I will take one around to my neighbour and hopefully he will recognise them. I can't wait  to find out what I've planted in everyone's hanging baskets image I'll keep you updated.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,569

    I hope it's not a tree in all those basketsimage

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,496

    Could they be dwarf sunflowers? image

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  • Just been to see my neighbour.....they are physalis! imageimage yikes! I had better tell everyone I made hanging baskets forimage 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,522

    Well, at least if they're in hanging baskets they won't spread like mad all over the garden, as physalis tends to do image

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