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Camellias- ‘Winter Roses’ in my garden….

February 15, 2017
Assortment of Camellia's from my garden.

Assortment of Camellia’s from my garden.

 

I’ve always  been amazed with the delicate beauty of camellias. Their flowers, in my opinion, often resemble those of a rose. Of course, everyone knows I love roses, so during the winter months my camellias become my ‘winter roses’.

My camellia collection consists of a dozen- 9 Camellia japonicas and 3 Camellia sasanquas.   Of course, by choosing both species I can have the best of both worlds with blooms in the fall, winter and spring.

Presently, I am enjoying the glorious splendor of the Camellia japonica’s in my garden…

 

Nuccio's bella rosa

Camellia japonica ‘Nuccio’s bella rosa’

Nuccio’s bella rosa is one of my favorites. I planted two medium sized bushes a few years ago and it never disappoints. Beautiful formal, 4 inch red blooms almost all winter. Gorgeous! 

Nuccio's bella rosa

Camellia japonica ‘Nuccio’s bella rosa’

 

Camellia japonica 'Nuccio's Gem'

Camellia japonica
‘Nuccio’s Gem’

Another favorite that I’ve grown for years is ‘Nuccio’s Gem‘. I must say what a gem it is with its sparkling white formal winter blooms. Mine is 6 feet tall and situated in a protected area in my garden. 

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‘Delores Edwards’

 This X williamsii hybrid grows well in my Zone 7b hot and humid climate. ‘Delores Edwards‘ has beautiful large semi double orchid pink flowers. Lovely.

 Please click this link for a previous post on my fall blooming Camellia sasanquas .