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Calibrachoa 'Superbells Tequila Sunrise'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Calibrachoa (kal-ih-bruh-KOE-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Superbells Tequila Sunrise
Additional cultivar information: (PP17680; Superbells series, aka USCALI53M)
Hybridized by Sakazaki; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2007

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9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter

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Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral uviolet On Jul 16, 2011, uviolet from St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

I fell in love with the Tequila Sunrise colors at the garden center but this plant did not keep its color well throughout the season. Most of the flowers were ended up being a dark, solid magenta shade, with no hint of yellow/orange. Occasionally I'd get one or two flowers on it that looked like the variety was supposed to. Not sure if it was an issue of too much light (it was in full sun) or the warmer than average summer or if it was just a quirk of that plant. It had good foliage, no insects, and was filled with flowers all season, just not the right color.

Positive spikeitup On Apr 14, 2010, spikeitup from Metairie, LA wrote:

Those that I have found at the nurseries are very dramatic as a hanging basket or understory for other plants.

My one complaint is that they are difficult to find in the N.O. and Metairie area.

One of the seed companies want $12 for about 6 seeds, and when postage is added it is close to $20, Too pricey. I would like to know where I can go that has a selection. I am really interested in putting a red one as an understory for a Bottle Brush.

Positive ladyrowan On Jun 11, 2004, ladyrowan from Garberville, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I found this variety at a small florist this morning. What an amazing color! I look forward to the flowers cascading from the hanging pot.

Keep it evenly moist, do not let it dry out.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Metairie, Louisiana
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bayville, New Jersey
Painesville, Ohio

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