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Plantidote of the Day 2012-10-16

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Yet another mystery plant. These flowers are in a hanging basket, but they weren't identified. They look like dime-sized nasturtiums, but the leaves are completely different. Look familiar?

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Submitted by insanelysane on

I have to agree with quixote.
A company called " Proven Winners" has in recent years come up with hybrid petunias that
rival the best bloomers. Some are called "million bells" and some called " super tunia " because they bloom non stop for months and do not need to be deadheaded. The colors are amazing.

In zone 9 and 10 they are perennial and bloom year round.
Nice picture!

Submitted by Lex on

IIRC, Supertunias are full-sized flowers. The picture is definitely million bells, which is a hybrid calibrachoa.

Flowers look like a small petunia and the leaves have the same general shape (a little less bulge) but are also significantly smaller. Good hanging basket/potted plant if kept fertilized.

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Submitted by twig on

Million Bells is a very fitting name. These plants were absolutely covered with flowers.