Camellia pics! Looks like a peppermint patty!

slow_to_growMarch 11, 2011

These were on the camellia bushes outside my office. They were on the same bush! Do they cross pollinate?

Can I root them from these cuttings?

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luis_pr(7b/8a Hurst, TX)

Stripes are usually caused by viruses or genetics. Many striped camellias will sometimes revert to their parent bloom suddenly, as you have seen. You end up with one stem or area producing "abnormal" blooms and the rest of the shrub producing striped blooms. I had one Eleanor McCown that the dogs have since destroyed; on years 2-3, it produced both types of blooms.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2011 at 11:32AM
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jeff_al

i think it is the cultivar 'la peppermint' based on the flower form. my shrub would have flowers of both colors on it. note the solid red ones behind the bi-color in the photo linked below. the trend is typical for this shrub.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   March 11, 2011 at 12:37PM
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slow_to_grow

These are gorgeous! Thanks for the link, Jeff.

Anyone ever started one from cuttings?

    Bookmark   March 11, 2011 at 12:55PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I had a Pink Perfection that began to behave that way.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2011 at 1:03PM
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GAAlan(z7b(on map) 8(imby) Atlanta)

'Mabel Bryan' does that too.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2011 at 7:02PM
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    Bookmark   March 12, 2011 at 7:29PM
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florence_2007

Hi, Your bloom looks pink with stripes in the pic. La Peppermint is white with stripes. There are many similiar to your pic, studying the leaves can also help to identify a bloom.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 9:08AM
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chere(7)

Here is a link on how to root a camellia cutting.

Here is a link that might be useful: Rooting camellias from cuttings

    Bookmark   April 2, 2011 at 7:53PM
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