Bigg Al's

Bigg Al's

Bigg Al's

Species reticulata
Variety Bigg Al's
Bloom Color red with golden stamens
Bloom Size very large
Bloom Season early to mid-season
Growth Habit upright and dense growth
Growth Rate vigorous
Originator/Registered By/Propagator Jack L. Mandarich; propagated by E. Hulyn Smith of Valdosta, Georgia
Year Originated first bloomed 1992
Place of Origination Salinas, California, USA
Pollen Parent C. reticulata 'Nuccio's Ruby'
Seed Parent C. reticulata 'Lilette Witman'
Link http://camellia.unipv.it/camelliadb2/dbwin.php?pippo=2121
ACS Registration Number 2526
Age/First Bloom/Introduced This 10-year old C. reticulata hybrid seedling from 'Lilette Witman' x 'Nuccio's Ruby' first bloomed in 1992.
General Bloom The red semidouble to loose peony flower has golden anthers, 24 petals with heavy texture and are long lasting. Blooms measure 5.75 x 2 inches untreated.
Plant & Leaves Dense, upright vigorous growth. Flowers fall in one piece. Light green leaves are 3 x 2 inches.