2017 Camellia Journal Publications
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
Kosaku Sawada’s Overlook Nursery in Mobile, Alabama introduced ‘Sawada’s Dream’. The wonderful medium white japonica has delicate pink outer petals and a beautiful spiraled formal double form. Cover Photo by Bradford King