Ashton's Prelude

Ashton's Prelude

Ashton's Prelude

Species hybrid
Variety Ashton's Prelude
Bloom Color shell pink with pink anthers and pink filaments
Bloom Size medium
Bloom Season early
Growth Habit dense growth
Growth Rate slow to average
Originator/Registered By/Propagator William L. Ackerman; propagated by Bennett's Creek Nursery of Suffolk, VA
Year Originated first bloomed 1989
Place of Origination Ashton, Maryland, USA
Pollen Parent C. sasanqua ‘Setsuzan’
Seed Parent C. oleifera ‘Plain Jane’
Link http://camellia.unipv.it/camelliadb2/dbwin.php?pippo=1203
ACS Registration Number 2604
Age/First Bloom/Introduced This C. hybrid from C. oleifera 'Plain Jane' and C. sasanqua 'Setsuzan' first flowered on propogation in 1989.
General Bloom The shell pink anemone flowers have pink anthers and pink filaments. Flowers measure 3 1/4" x 1 3/4" and have 12 petals and 78 petaloids.
Plant & Leaves Plant is dense with average growth habit and medium to slow growth rate. This is an excellent floriferous landscape plant with pruning or shaping, cold-hardy to -10 degrees F.