Black Magic

spartacuslivesDecember 4, 2009

There are many beautiful camellias, but one that is very unusual is a Camellia japonica called 'Black Magic'. Not only is the color an incredibly dark red, but also the flower has a natural shine that looks like it has been waxed or sprayed with a leaf polish. I took the following picture yesterday.

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GAAlan(z7b(on map) 8(imby) Atlanta)

That is stunning! One I would like to try is Grape Soda, which I notice Camellia Forest has this year.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2009 at 6:38PM
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okintos

Thank you very much for showing the image of your camellia 'Black MagicÂ'. 'Black Magic' is an exceptional camellia flower.
Regards.
Daniel Dominguez Fernandez

Here is a link that might be useful: Santiago de Compostela Camellia Show

    Bookmark   December 7, 2009 at 9:01AM
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jeff_al

for some reason, i just can't warm up to this one. the texture of the petals is unnatural, looking like plastic.
my friend has it and loves it and i was intrigued when i first saw it a couple of years ago. now, it looks weird to me.

    Bookmark   December 7, 2009 at 2:32PM
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spartacuslives

Jeff, I am one of those that loves it, but I have seen many just like you that do not particularly care for it. With Black Magic, you usually love it or you don't like it much at all.

    Bookmark   December 7, 2009 at 2:38PM
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sagitarrius

I love the look of this flower! And for some reason, the flower of Black Magic is more resilient as well, and holds up well even when wet. Many camelia flowers tend to get "mushy" when wet, the petals sticking together and looking rather like "used kleenex," particularly the off-white camelias. Black magic, however, stays beautiful even after the rain.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 10:11PM
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