Bored with the latest and showiest Calibrachoas and Petunias? Even with their new fancy colors and improved habit? I’ve got your cure: Petchoa. A season on these will have you elated in grateful relief of those Petunia dull-drums. Noted perfectly by Proven Winners: “SuperCal is nothing short of the BEST ANNUAL we’ve ever seen for hanging baskets, window boxes, and tall flowerpots.”
Petchoa, a cross between Calibrachoa and Petunia. Scientifically called Petunia (Inter-generic hybrid), they like full sun, but do quite well in afternoon shade.
What makes Petchoa so easy to grow? They flower early and tolerate heat. They don’t stop for a minute early or late in season. Like Calibrachoa, they are self-cleaning, so you get the bigger flowers like Petunias, but they don’t require dead-heading. Who has time for that?
How big do they get? Approximately 12″ tall x 15″ wide
What about their habit? Trailing, of course
Are they tough? Absolutely!
Do they come in a variety of colors? Yes, and the colors available aren’t bad…pretty much covers the spectrum, with many vibrant and interesting colors to choose from.
Results from our trials
Our test gardens featured several SuperCal® Petchoa bred by Sakata, who is adept at releasing new varieties. All of the SuperCals we tested performed remarkably well.
SuperCal® Salmon Glow Petchoa – Light creamy peach ruffled flowers (another favorite)
SuperCal® Blue Petchoa – dark purple flowers filled out the pots quickly and lasted throughout the season without letting up
SuperCal® Velvet Petchoa – Nice dark fuchsia color with an a black eye, even grew ok in the worse of conditions
Petchuas mixes below: