Calibrachoa, Million Bells '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
Registered or introduced: 2007


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


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


Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

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


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

Metairie, Louisiana

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bayville, New Jersey

Painesville, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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.


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.