Purple Swirl

Purple Swirl

Purple Swirl

Year Registered 1962-1963
ACS Registration Number 610
Link http://camellia.unipv.it/camelliadb2/dbwin.php?pippo=16581

This 12-year-old seedling of unknown parentage first bloomed 1951. It was originated by Mrs. Ferol Zerkowsky of Slidell, Louisiana and registered with the American Camellia Society in 1962.

Bloom: The formal double flower averages 2.95 inches across and is old  rose in colour, turning rosy purple in cold weather and consisting of 5 swirls ending in the centre of the flower. Said to be cold resistant. In very warm weather sometimes produces a small formal flower without swirl.

Plant: Growth is upright and rapid.

Leaf: Glossy, dark green leaves, heavily serrated and veined, 9.5 cm long x 5 cm wide.

Blooms: Midseason to late.