Identify this camellia

paulacat(Z8 Coastal SC)March 31, 2010

Can anyone identify this beautiful pink and white camellia? The tag says Pink Perfection...and I do think it's perfectly beautiful, but I know that's not the correct name. Any ideas?

Here is a link that might be useful: camellia pink and white

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Your camellia looks like one called 'Yours Truly'.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2010 at 8:35PM
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based on the petal arrangement, i think it is 'lady van sittart'. 'herme' ('jordan's pride') is similar in color but the form is slightly different.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2010 at 5:20PM
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paulacat(Z8 Coastal SC)

Thanks for the help! After closely examining several pictures of each and comparing them with mine, I'm STILL not sure. It's really pretty, tho'. Thanks!

    Bookmark   April 1, 2010 at 6:38PM
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From one jingoist to another, I agree with spartacuslives that your camellia is 'Yours Truly,' a lovely sport of 'Lady Vansittart.' I ordered a 'Yours Truly,' from, of all places, Nuccio's, sometime in the 1990's. It is a slow-growing plant; but over time, has attained enough size and maturity to flower well. For me, it blooms late and, at present, is reaching its peak. The 'Lady Vansittart' tribe is noted for its heavy production of seeds. The seedlings are generally outstanding, with the candy-stripe gene commonly present.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2010 at 7:15PM
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paulacat(Z8 Coastal SC)

Thanks, Jay. I got this plant this week, in a roundabout way, from a nursery in Bishopville. It's about 3 ft tall and has probably 6 open blooms and about 20 more buds. Have I said how beautiful it is? : )) Thanks again.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2010 at 5:02AM
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