2019 Camellia Journal Publications
Dr. Clifford Parks bred C. reticulata hybrid ‘LASCA Beauty’ when he was a botanist at the Los Angeles State and County Arboretum and named it using the first letter of each word in the arboretum’s name. Since it is a beautiful flower, he added “Beauty”. This widely grown C. reticulata hybrid bloom was awarded the Aubrey Harris Hybrid Award in 1978.
C. hiemalis ‘Kanjiro Variegated’ originated in Japan. It is a variegated rose pink shading to rose red on the edges of its petals. It is a small to medium semi-double flower. Photo by Gene Phillips.
The Cover: C. williamsii ‘Little Lavender’ was originated by McCaskill Gardens of Pasadena, California. The lavender pink miniature to small anemone form flower blooms midseason on a vigorous compact upright plant. Photo by Bradford King.
C. reticulata ‘Crimson Robe’ originated in Yunnan, China. The bloom is a carmine red, very large semi-double with wavy or crinkled petals. It flowers early to midseason. Photo by Bradford King.