Ashton's Red Sunset

Ashton's Red Sunset

Ashton's Red Sunset

Year Registered 2010
ACS Registration Number 2795
Species japonica
Variety Ashton's Red Sunset
Bloom Color Red-purple (RHS 58C) with bright yellow anthers and creamy white filaments.
Bloom Size medium 3 3/4" x 1 1/2"
Bloom Season Early to Midseason
Growth Habit The plant habit is spreading, dense and low growing.
Growth Rate The growth rate is average.
General Bloom The bloom consists of 14 petals and 5 petaloids. The plant is a profuse bloomer. The flowers fall in one piece, have a heavy petal texture and are long lasting.
Plant & Leaves The dark green leaves average 3 1/4" x 1 1/2". The plant habit is spreading, dense and low growing. The growth rate is average. The plant is suitable for landscaping use. Cold hardy to -15 degrees Fahrenheit.
Age/First Bloom/Introduced 29-year-old plant first bloomed in 1990
Originator/Registered By/Propagator Originated and registered by William L. Ackerman of Ashton, Maryland and propagated by Cam Too Nursery, Greensboro, North Carolina.
Place of Origination Ashton, Maryland, USA
Pollen Parent C. japonica 'Variety Z'
Seed Parent C. japonica 'Frost Queen'
Link http://camellia.unipv.it/camelliadb2/dbwin.php?pippo=1205
Hardiness Zone