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Candy Shop™ Pixie Stix Mix Calibrachoa

Calibrachoa 'Candy Shop Pixie Stix Mix'

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Candy Shop Pixie Stix Mix Calibrachoa (Calibrachoa 'Candy Shop Pixie Stix Mix') at Roger's Gardens

Candy Shop™ Pixie Stix Mix Calibrachoa flowers

Candy Shop™ Pixie Stix Mix Calibrachoa flowers

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Candy Shop Pixie Stix Mix Calibrachoa (Calibrachoa 'Candy Shop Pixie Stix Mix') at Roger's Gardens

Candy Shop™ Pixie Stix Mix Calibrachoa in bloom

Candy Shop™ Pixie Stix Mix Calibrachoa in bloom

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Height:  14 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Million Bells, Mini Petunia

Group/Class:  Candy Shop Series

Brand:  Westhoff

Description:

A beautiful mounded variety, perfect for hanging baskets, containers, borders and garden landscapes; a stunning, cheerful mix of white blooms with pink or purple speckles make for a eye catching display; deadhead to encourage new blooms

Ornamental Features

Candy Shop™ Pixie Stix Mix Calibrachoa is covered in stunning white trumpet-shaped flowers with pink overtones, yellow throats and purple spots at the ends of the stems from late spring to early fall. Its small pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Candy Shop™ Pixie Stix Mix Calibrachoa is a dense herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Candy Shop™ Pixie Stix Mix Calibrachoa is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Candy Shop™ Pixie Stix Mix Calibrachoa will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 14 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Candy Shop™ Pixie Stix Mix Calibrachoa is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container  Basket 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features