2017 Camellia Journal Publications
‘Mahoroba’ has a formal double deep pink medium to large flower with a white border and imbricated petals. It was named and released by Soshin Hirai in 2007. While not yet well known, it has its fans in Europe and America. Cover Photo by Bradford King
This very large, deep glowing pink to red semi-double to peony form bloom has darker veins, white anthers and white filaments. It consists of 9 to 13 broad, fluted and curled outer petals and 9 to 14 rabbit-eared inner petals with occasional petaloids. Dr. Walter E. Homeyer, Jr. bred the plant by crossing C. japonica ‘Steve Blount’ and C. reticulata ‘Buddha’. Cover Photo by Bradford King.
Elmer and Berenice Achterberg originated ‘Dusty’, which first flowered in 1984 but wasn’t registered until 2010. This large, dusty rose-pink, formal double Camellia japonica flowers mid to late season. Cover Photo by Bradford King
'Adorable' has a small to medium bright pink formal double flower that blooms mid to late season on an upright compact plant. This C. pitardii seedling was introduced in Australia in 1979 by Sebire. Cover Photo by Bradford King