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■(TB) 'Tequila Sunrise'

1978, McWhirter

'Tequila Sunrise' (James McWhirter, R. 1977). Seedling# J-74-108-4. TB, 38" (97 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards yellow-orange (RHS 14B); falls deep violet (84A),edged tan (165B);yellow beard; laced. 'Amigo's Guitar' X Gaulter seedling# 68-593: ('Laurie' x 'San Leandro'. Cottage Gardens 1978. Honorable Mention 1980.

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Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.Photo by NolaPhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by Blue J IrisPhoto by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-HungaryPhoto by Paul BlackPhoto by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-HungaryPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by Country Delight IrisPhoto by Echo Iris GardenPhoto scanned from the 1994 CooleyPhoto by Stoney Creek Iris


TEQUILA SUNRISE (James McWhirter, 1978). TB, M, 38”. An exciting new iris from a cross that was hard to select the best seedling. A strong plant; 9 buds with standards yellow-orange, ruffled and held well topping falls of deep violet The falls are rimmed with a tan border which has LACE!! The beards are yellow. Look for TEQUILA SUNRISE featured in color in the AIS Winter Bulletin1978. SDLG. # J74-108-4 ((AMIGO'S GUITAR X Gaulter SDLG. # 68-593(LAURIE X SAN LEANDRO )). HC ’77……NET $25.00 [Cottage Gardens, Iris, 1978]


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
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IMG_9037-X2_tequila_sunrise.jpgjpg IMG_9037-X2_tequila_sunrise.jpg manage 162 K 21 Feb 2016 - 03:41 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
Tequila-SunriseNN.jpgjpg Tequila-SunriseNN.jpg manage 36 K 11 Nov 2011 - 16:13 BetsyHiggins Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
TequilaSunrise02.JPGJPG TequilaSunrise02.JPG manage 69 K 14 Apr 2014 - 18:42 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
TequilaSunrise03.jpgjpg TequilaSunrise03.jpg manage 79 K 30 May 2014 - 20:34 TerryLaurin Photo by Paul Black
TequilaSunrise11.JPGJPG TequilaSunrise11.JPG manage 101 K 02 Sep 2021 - 10:42 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
TequilaSunrise12BHI.jpgjpg TequilaSunrise12BHI.jpg manage 66 K 06 May 2012 - 14:34 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
TequilaSunrise5.jpgjpg TequilaSunrise5.jpg manage 62 K 06 Sep 2013 - 21:38 TerryLaurin Photo by Echo Iris Garden
TequilaSunriseSC.jpgjpg TequilaSunriseSC.jpg manage 32 K 26 Oct 2011 - 14:38 BetsyHiggins Photo by Stoney Creek Iris
tequilasunrise01.jpgjpg tequilasunrise01.jpg manage 62 K 07 Nov 2014 - 14:28 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
tequilasunrise02.jpgjpg tequilasunrise02.jpg manage 33 K 12 Dec 2018 - 03:41 TerryLaurin Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
tequilasunrise03.jpgjpg tequilasunrise03.jpg manage 98 K 16 Jul 2021 - 01:50 TerryLaurin Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
tequilasunrise3.jpgjpg tequilasunrise3.jpg manage 627 K 06 Jan 2016 - 04:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
tequilasunrise4.jpgjpg tequilasunrise4.jpg manage 31 K 10 Apr 2013 - 14:39 TerryLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
tequilasunrise9.JPGJPG tequilasunrise9.JPG manage 369 K 29 Jan 2021 - 02:29 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r23 - 05 Feb 2023, DougChyz
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