Some pics to liven up the place.

tnangelaOctober 27, 2009

"What's blooming now...."

Winter's Star

Winter's Charm

What I think is Hana Jima

Setsugekka

Pink Tea(rosea)

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luis_pr(7b/8a Hurst, TX)

Very nice, tnangela. And thanks a LOT for posting. I was wondering if anyone had blooms. Last weekend, I checked the camellias in my garden for blooms but found none. All had buds but they did not look 'ready' yet. Grumble, grumble, grumble.... need more and earlier blooming sasanquas...

    Bookmark   October 28, 2009 at 10:17PM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

thanks so much for posting! These are beautiful. we need to know where you live.

So far the following of mine are starting to bloom:

Winter's Fire
Ashton's Ballet
Winter's Joy
Spring's Promise
No ID White sasanqua

I'm in Northern VA, Fairfax county.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2009 at 8:20AM
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tnangela

Thanks y'all. I live in Tennessee, zone 6b/7a. As you can see, I tend to gravitate towards singles. The other half of my camellias are feb/mar bloomers. Here's two more in bloom.

Survivor (surprisingly fragrant!)

Fairweather Favorite (which ranks as one of my favorites, along with Gay Baby...both cluster flowered)

    Bookmark   October 29, 2009 at 2:21PM
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donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)

Lovely! Other than Yuletide, does anyone know of any truly red Sasanquas? The pinks are beautiful, but somehow I want more vivid color this time of year.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2009 at 7:04PM
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steve_nj(7-a)

Sparkling burgundy is deep pink, vigorous, and flowers early.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2009 at 9:03PM
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spartacuslives

Another red Sasanqua besides Yuletide is Midnight Lover. It is not as well known, but it has beautiful flowers.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2009 at 12:32AM
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tnangela

That is very pretty. I like it. I wonder if it has any cold resistance?

I wanted to bring up an observation. Fairweather Favorite seems to have inherited both fall and spring bloom tendencies (from the oleifera and japonica) and would perhaps be continuous blooming (Oct-Mar) if it were warmer here. This can make for some interesting hybrids especially if one were looking for to breed continuous blooming camellias... but at the very least this characteristic makes it useful to give a shot of cold resistance to the sasanquas.

For what it's worth, I have what I believe to be a 'Survivor x Fairweather Favorite' seedling from this year.
(Sasanqua x Oleifera) x (Japonica x Oleifera)

If nothing else I bet it will be cold hardy.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2009 at 12:15PM
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spartacuslives

'Midnight Lover' is cold hardy to Zone 7A

    Bookmark   October 30, 2009 at 6:09PM
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donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)

And it is very lovely! I will be on the lookout for it. Thank you!

    Bookmark   October 30, 2009 at 8:33PM
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jamesmaloy

Thanks for posting Tn angela . Photos are great. I have two marthas, northern lights and Our lisa blooming now I am in north Florida. My yuletide is not gonna bloom this year I think I fertilized to late. I also have an early flower on Betty Sheffield Supreme.
James

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luis_pr(7b/8a Hurst, TX)

James, do you have any pictures?

    Bookmark   November 2, 2009 at 1:35AM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

Tn Angela, you need to get a Spring's Promise. It has the potential to bloom ALL winter.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2009 at 8:19AM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

By the way, how has Hana Jiman done for you? I am considering getting this one. Pretty hardy?

    Bookmark   November 18, 2009 at 9:44AM
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tnangela

I've had Hana Jima for maybe seven or eight years. She has never displayed any freeze damage for me whatsoever and seems to be a reliable performer.

I had severe freeze damage on 'Crimson Candles' from this last winter, but it has survived.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2009 at 10:59PM
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tamararly

Tnangela, I like your 'Fairweather Favorite' very much! Where did you become it from?
And your seedling is also very interesting. I hope you'll get an exceptional nice flower on it!

Your photo from frost damage is for many of us very useful!
Thank you for sharing!!

Best greetings
tamararly

    Bookmark   December 6, 2009 at 3:52AM
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