Westhoff launches chameleon colour-changing calibrachoa

The international plant breeder Westhoff of Germany have made a new breakthrough in the genetics of their calibrachoa breeding programme.

Calibrachoa Chameleon - image: Westhoff
Calibrachoa Chameleon - image: Westhoff

Calibrachoa Chameleon is a new series of brightly coloured flowered calibrachoa where the colours of the flowers change during the flowering period – just as a chameleon changes its colour to camouflage itself from its surroundings.

Each plant starts to flower in one colour and then through the season changes to another. It also can return to the original colour. 

This gives a very attractive display of a mixture of flowers of varying colours.

The plants in the Chameleon series are all of good medium mounding habit but spread during the growing period to make very full displays.

The flower size, like that of other calibrachoa from Westflowers, are large.

There are eight colours in the series, one of which has double flowers.

This new concept will be on show at the 2015 Four Oaks Trade Show on Stand D8+9 and un-rooted or rooted material will be available for season 2015/2016.

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