Calibrachoa is a genus of plants in the Solanaceae family. They are evergreen short-lived perennials and subshrubs with a sprawling habit, with small petunia-type flowers. It is also known by its common name million bells.
Calibrachoa comes in a rainbow of colors, in solids and two-tones, stripes, patterns, and stunning double blooms. The compact leaves are oval-shaped and a bit sticky. A classic spiller plant, it has a trailing habit and looks great in hanging baskets, bowls, or mixed containers. It also works well in unusual containers, such as colanders or even plastic laundry baskets. Calibrachoa is a prolific bloomer and produces 1-inch blossoms that resemble tiny petunias. The plant is not hard to care for, but paying attention to its needs will keep it blooming from spring well into fall. While they can be planted in garden beds, they fare much better in containers.