Mary B. King

Mary B. King

Mary B. King

Species japonica
Variety Mary B. King
Bloom Color pale pink
Bloom Size very large
Bloom Season midseason to late
Growth Habit upright and open growth
Growth Rate average
Originator/Registered By/Propagator Mary B. King; propagated by John King, Jr. of Thomasville, Georgia
Year Originated first bloomed 1971; registered 2000
Place of Origination Thomasville, Georgia
Pollen Parent
Seed Parent chance seedling
Link http://camellia.unipv.it/camelliadb2/dbwin.php?pippo=13114
ACS Registration Number 2522
Age/First Bloom/Introduced This 30-year old chance C. japonica seedling first bloomed in 1971.
General Bloom The pale pink semidouble flower has 16 petals with heavy petal texture, 4-5 petaloids and creamy white filaments. Blooms measure 6 inches x 2.5 inches untreated, show consistent form and are long lasting.
Plant & Leaves Upright and open with average growth. Flowers fall in one piece. Dark green leaves are 4.5 x 2.5 inches.