(Bernadette Camellia, Camellia, Japanese Camellia)
Rich coral-pink, peony-like flowers don 'Bernadette' in late winter. This cultivar was selected as a chance seedling growing in the garden of Albert Ewan in Charleston, South Carolina in the latter half of the 20th century. Its cheerful blooms are medium to large and semi-double with a core of yellow stamens. This broadleaf evergreen shrub develops an upright, open habit when mature.
Treasured in eastern Asia for centuries, camellias were brought to the western world by Jesuit missionary...
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(Betty Foy Sanders Camellia, Camellia, Japanese Camellia)
The semi-double, white flowers of the 'Betty Foy Sanders' have fine splatters of coral-red across their petals and centers with ornate ivory and gold stamens. This broadleaf evergreen shrub develops slowly, adopting a rounded, upright habit when mature. Unlike the plain medium to dark green leaves of other Japanese camellias, its are light green, wavy and twisted. Fred H. Smith selected this chance seedling in the mid-20th century and named it for the wife of the Georgia Governor, Carl Sanders.
(Betty Sheffield Blush Camellia, Camellia, Japanese Camellia)
The camellia ‘Betty Sheffield Blush’ bears large, pale-pink blooms with deep pink veining and golden stamens. Each flower has numerous ruffled petals arrayed in "loose peony" form. Flowering occurs mid- to late-season (late winter to spring). This sport of 'Betty Sheffield' originated about 1950 at Thomasville Nurseries, Thomasville, Georgia. It develops slowly into a dense, upright, medium-sized shrub with oval, glossy, dark green leaves and attractive gray-barked branches. It is one of thousands...
(Betty Sheffield Supreme Camellia, Camellia, Japanese Camellia)
The large, peony-form blooms of ‘Betty Sheffield Supreme’ are rosy pink edged in white and bloom in the middle-of-the-winter to early-spring flowering season. The large shrub has an upright, dense habit and matures to a medium size. Mrs Green Alday of Georgia selected this sport mutation off of 'Betty Sheffield' in the mid-20th century.
Japanese camellia is a large, broadleaf evergreen shrub to small tree that originates from eastern Asia. It has attractive smooth gray branches that are furnished...
(Betty Sheffield Camellia, Camellia, Japanese Camellia)
The cultivar ‘Betty Sheffield’ is a dense plant with an upright habit. Large, double, loose peony-form blooms (a puffy mass of multiple irregular petals) are white, striped and blotched with pink and red. Widely opened flowers reveal the golden center of stamens. Flowering occurs mid-season: late winter to very early spring. In the 1940s, a random camellia seedling of Mrs. F.L. Gibson was transplanted and grown by Mrs. A.B. Sheffield in Thomasville, Georgia. This camellia proved highly ornamental,...
(Betty's Beauty Camellia, Camellia, Japanese Camillia)
The medium to large, semi-double, midseason blooms of 'Betty's Beauty' have white petals with orchid-pink edges. Originating about 1975, this sport of 'Betty Sheffield Supreme' was selected by F. Moore of West Covina, California. It is one of thousands of named selections and hybrids of Camellia japonica, a broadleaf evergreen shrub that has long been grown and treasured in its native East Asia.
This slow-growing, dense, medium to large shrub has ascending, gray-barked branches and...
(Big Beauty Camellia, Camellia, Japanese Camellia)
The camellia ‘Big Beauty’ bears enormous, semi-double to double, dull-white flowers with rose-red streaks and blotches. Bloom is from midwinter to early spring, midway in the Camellia japonica season. Each blossom has numerous petals arrayed in "loose peony" form, with the inner petals forming a central "rosebud." This cultivar originated before 1940 on Avery Island, Louisiana, in the gardens of Tabasco heir Edward Avery McIlhenny. It rapidly forms a dense, upright, medium to large shrub...
(Bill Colsen Camellia, Camellia, Japanese Camellia)
The camellia ‘Bill Colsen' bears large, semi-double, rose-red flowers in late winter and early spring. Each blossom has 20 petals and 7 "petaloids," and a central cluster of white stamens with yellow anthers. Originating in 1977 as a seedling of 'Julia Drayton', 'Bill Colsen' was selected and named by G.G. Gerbing of Millwood, Georgia. It rapidly forms a broad, rounded, medium to large shrub with oval, glossy, dark green leaves and attractive gray-barked branches. It is one of thousands of named...
(Black Gold Camellia, Camellia, Japanese Camellia)
The camellia ‘Black Gold' bears relatively small, semi-double, maroon-red flowers from winter to early spring, midway in the Camellia japonica bloom season. Each blossom has 18 to 20 petals and a central cluster of gold stamens with red anthers. Originating in 1975, this chance seedling of 'Maroon and Gold' was selected and named by Paul Gilley of Grand Ridge, Florida. It gradually forms a dense, upright, medium-sized shrub with oval, glossy, dark green leaves and attractive gray-barked...
(Black Magic Camellia, Camellia, Japanese Camellia)
The camellia ‘Black Magic' is distinguished by its glossy, deep-red, rose-like blooms and its prominently toothed, holly-like leaves. It is one of thousands of named selections and hybrids of Camellia japonica, a broadleaf evergreen shrub that has long been grown and treasured in its native East Asia.
Introduced in 1991 by Nuccio's Nurseries of Altadena, California, this slow-growing, medium-sized shrub bears lustrous, medium green, oval leaves on upright, gray-barked branches. The...