Trixi® Gold and Bold Combination

Trixi® Gold and Bold Combination

Calibrachoa MiniFamous™


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This item does not qualify for any additional discounts or promotions.
This item does not qualify for any additional discounts or promotions.
$29.95

What did we do with our hanging baskets before MiniFamous™ came along?! This Mini Petunia (Calibrachoa) is absolutely the best trailing annual for hot, dry, long-summer climates . . . which is just about everywhere! The most popular series in America, MiniFamous™ earns its reputation by delivering hundreds and thousands of brilliant blooms to hanging baskets, planters, windowboxes, and tubs all over the country!

The Gold and Bold Combination combines 3 of the brightest MiniFamous™ colors into one sizzling collection. You get 2 plants each of deep yellow, electric purple, and royal blue. Combine them any way you like -- they complement one another perfectly! (We also have individual colors, of course -- 11 single-flowered and 4 doubles!)

Like all the MiniFamous™ varieties, each plant in this combo is 6 to 10 inches high, with new 1- to 2-inch blooms coming up in the center all season long. (No flat-tops here!) It simply covers itself in flowers, and drops them neatly when they pass -- no deadheaded needed, ever! Expect it to trail 2 feet long (easily) and to bloom from late spring -- a couple weeks sooner than other Calibrachoa series -- through summer and into fall. Once it gets going, heat won't bother it, drought won't stress it, and hummingbirds won't leave it alone! For heaviest flowering, of course, treat it well, with good potting soil and plenty of water and food. But don't be surprised when it's the only plant still looking good at noon on that triple-digit-temperature August day! Pack of 6.

  • Butterflies like a lot of sunlight, so locate your garden in a sunny area.
  • If you live in a windy location, plant your butterfly-attracting plants near a building, fence, or hedge to protect them.
  • Plant a variety of nectar-rich plants, as well as shrubs and evergreens for shelter.
  • Since many butterflies and native flowering plants have co-evolved, try to put in some that are native to your area. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center provides lists of plants native to states and regions.
  • Certain colors are particularly attracting to butterflies – red, yellow, pink, purple, or orange blooms that are clustered or flat-topped, with a short flower tubes are especially attractive to adult butterflies.
  • Avoid using pesticides, especially around nectar-producing plants.
  • Provide a shallow source of water – try a birdbath with pebbles lining the bowl.
  • Place a rock in a sunny spot for butterfly basking and resting.
  • Create a "puddling area" by digging a shallow hole filled with compost or manure where rainwater will collect and release essential salts and minerals.
  • If you want butterflies to breed in your garden, put in some caterpillar food plants, such as parsley, milkweeds, asters, thistles, violets, clover, grasses, and Queen Anne’s Lace.
  • Since butterflies need nectar throughout the entire adult phase of their lives, try to create a design that will allow for a continuous bloom – when one stops blooming, another starts.

Tips for gardening in particularly hot, dry climates:


1. Water with a drip system whenever possible – soak the bed slowly and thoroughly to a depth of 10" to 12".

2. Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.

3. Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.

4. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch or similar material to aid in water retention and help keep the roots cool during hot weather.