Annuals forum→Will petunia and Calibrachoa (million bells) hybridize?

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Name: Paula Benyei
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
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Turbosaurus
May 9, 2020 7:12 AM CST
I collected some seeds from a dark purple wave petunia. The year I collected them I had traditional petunia, wave, and Calibrachoa in nearby pots. This is what grew
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Name: Paula Benyei
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
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Turbosaurus
May 9, 2020 7:12 AM CST

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Name: Paula Benyei
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
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Turbosaurus
May 9, 2020 7:17 AM CST
You can see in the picture some of the plants have leaves that are regular sized, like a traditional or wave petunia, but more than half have tiny leaves, like a Calibrachoa. Anyone else experience this?
And what tips can you give me to encourage them to flower ASAP? Im picky about my container color schemes and don't want to transplant until I know what color they will be
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Name: ZenMan
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ZenMan
May 9, 2020 8:04 AM CST
Hi Paula,

The SuperCal strain is a commercial cross between a Petunia and a Calibrachoa,
so, yes, Calibrachoa and Petunia can cross. Thumbs up

https://supercalpetunia.com/
https://sakataornamentals.com/...

That is the only way you can get really good warm colors in Petunias.

ZM
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Name: Paula Benyei
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
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Turbosaurus
May 9, 2020 4:35 PM CST
Cool! Cant wait to see what i end up with!
Of course ill probably have to baby them till July just to discover theyll all turn out the color of dirty bath water... Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Paula Benyei
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
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Turbosaurus
Jun 9, 2020 12:36 PM CST
So far only one has begun to bloom.

These seeds came from a dark purple wave petunia.
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PlantingOaks
Jun 9, 2020 1:29 PM CST
cool!
Keep us updated. I love seeing the range of possibilities from an unusual cross.
Name: Paula Benyei
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
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Turbosaurus
Jun 16, 2020 12:17 PM CST
Another..
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So far they are all pink of various intensity with a yellow throat, althhough not all have bloomed yet.

I also collected calabrachoe seeds from the same year but the plants that grew have even smaller leaves and no blooms yet. I didnt get good germination rates from those, so im wondering if there was some weed seed in my potting mix that ive been caring for over the last 3 months.
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Name: ZenMan
rural Kansas (Zone 5b)
Kansas 5b
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Hybridizer Region: United States of America Hummingbirder Butterflies Zinnias Garden Ideas: Level 2
ZenMan
Jun 16, 2020 1:17 PM CST
Hi Paula,

" So far they are all pink of various intensity with a yellow throat... "

That yellow throat is something. Thumbs up Regular "yellow" petunias have a rather weak yellow color.

ZM
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Name: Paula Benyei
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
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Turbosaurus
Jul 7, 2020 12:51 PM CST

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These are pretty cool...

Im hoping that each year Ill continue to get fun and unexpected results

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Name: Paula Benyei
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
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Turbosaurus
Jul 7, 2020 8:47 PM CST
Net net...in a small garden with deep purple wave petunia and 2 calabrachoa purple and yellow seeds taken from wave petunias gave me a mid-small flowering petunia with bright yellow throats and various pink furls, the seeds I took from calabrachoa Grew plants with tiny leaves And I dumped in the compost pile today .. it was more than 110 days And I didn't get a single flower from any. I will take seeds from this years crop, although I have white and fuscia traditional petunia nearby and see what happens next year
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Name: Paula Benyei
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
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Turbosaurus
Jul 7, 2020 11:07 PM CST
Turbosaurus said:Net net...in a small garden with deep purple wave petunia and 2 calabrachoa purple and yellow seeds taken from wave petunias gave me a mid-small flowering petunia with bright yellow throats and various pink furls, the seeds I took from calabrachoa Grew plants with tiny leaves And I dumped in the compost pile today .. it was more than 110 days And I didn't get a single flower from any. I will take seeds from this years crop (petunias only, not calabrachoa) , although I have white and fuscia traditional petunia nearby and see what happens next year


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