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?
Million bells (calibrachoa) have small leaves and start to flower when quite young. Are the leaves and stems hairy? What size is the plant?
They look a bit beefy to be Million Bells... but you won't know for sure until they flower, I guess.
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 Yes they are hairy-ish.
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.
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 I'll keep you updated.
I hope it's not a tree in all those baskets
Could they be dwarf sunflowers?
Just been to see my neighbour.....they are physalis! yikes! I had better tell everyone I made hanging baskets for
Well, at least if they're in hanging baskets they won't spread like mad all over the garden, as physalis tends to do