How To Care For Calibrocha

Question From: Northville, Michigan, United States
Q: I received two handing calibrocha plants for Mother's Day. They were beautiful for about two weeks and now are getting flat on top with woody stems hanging below. How do you keep them round and full? Do you shear them back? Should I just give these a radical "hair cut"?

A: Give them the radical hair cut and fertlize them with Jack's Classic Petunia Feed at the recommended rate. Callies are heavy feeders. To keep them full pinch out a few stems on three sides once a week. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy