If You Could Only Have Five

love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)December 21, 2006

If you could only have five camellias, what would you choose? I am partial to pinks and formal doubles. Here is my list:

Pink Perfection

Joe Nuccio

Nuccio's Pearl

Pearl Maxwell

Sea Foam

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luis_pr

I would start with:
Alba Plena
C. tunghinensis
Pink Perfection
Glen 40
Eleanor McCown

Then I would choose 15 more different ones and give them to my three neighbors to be planted near the boundary with my house. Hee hee hee..... I know, I know, it's cheating. Oh well.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2006 at 10:50AM
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laurie_bray(z8)

Hikarugenji
Coquettii
Shôwa-supreme
Nuccio's pearl
Nuccio's jewel

with ten, it would be easier...

Happy xmas.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lovcam

    Bookmark   December 21, 2006 at 12:29PM
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jeff_al

'magnoliaeflora' (originally 'hagorama')
'white-by-the-gate'
'c.m. wilson'
'rose dawn'
'taylor's perfection'

of the ones i currently grow, i would pick these.
i might select others that are out there as i see them up close but the ones listed above would certainly rank high on my list as favorites.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2006 at 2:26PM
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jeff_al

might as well show them to you! some thumbnails - click for larger image. they are in the order i listed above.

the last one is not fully open but the color effect comes through well.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2006 at 3:11PM
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glantern(z7b GA)

Les Marbury
April Tryst
Nuccio's Cameo
Ville de nantes
Debutante

    Bookmark   December 27, 2006 at 11:13AM
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davidcf(7 GA)

Aren't Coquetti & Glen 40 synonymous?

Anyway, my 5 include:

Nuccio's Gem
Nuccio's Cameo
Nuccio's Bella Rosa
Debutante
Royal Velvet

    Bookmark   December 27, 2006 at 3:15PM
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camellias1_roses2(7B)

My choice if limited to only five camellias:

Dr. Clifford Parks (reticulata)
Hagoromo [Magnoliaeflora] (japanica)
Lady Vansittart (japonica)
Ville de Nantes (japonica)
Yume (hybrid)

    Bookmark   December 29, 2006 at 8:31PM
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okintos

These five Camellias, they are some of my favorites. When we buy several camellias, for our garden, we have to of worrying that his flowerings, do not take place (are not produced) at the same time. It is good that it is alternated, his colouring flowering, during the autumns months, Winter and Spring.
Regards.
Daniel D.F. OKintos

Camellia japonica 'ALBA PLENA'

Camellia japonica 'DONA HERZILLA DE FREITAS MAGALHAÃS'

Camellia japonica 'ANGELINA VIEIRA'

Camellia reticulata 'CAPTAIN RAWES'

Camellia japonica 'GIGANTEA' Syn. 'KELINGTONIA','MONSTRUOSA RUBRA','KELVINGTONIA'....

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    Bookmark   January 13, 2007 at 7:35AM
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longriver(SF Bay Area)

It is very hard, just like which five Beethoven's music are my most favorite ones. Let me try:

1. Bella Rosa sport or Bella Jinhua( with attached picture), I am able only to put one picture here. I do not konw how to put others together here.
2. Ruta Hagmann
3. Putuo Purple Light
4. Suzhou Emboidery
5. Sahosing Wine (fragrant, large single flower)

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    Bookmark   January 29, 2007 at 5:13PM
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longriver(SF Bay Area)

The last of the five is Shaohsing Wine, a large to very large single fragrant flower.

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    Bookmark   January 29, 2007 at 7:54PM
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longriver(SF Bay Area)

Here is Ruta Hagmann

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    Bookmark   January 30, 2007 at 6:58PM
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longriver(SF Bay Area)

Putuo Purple Light:

Putuo is a sacred island off the coast of Zhejing Province

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    Bookmark   January 30, 2007 at 9:53PM
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longriver(SF Bay Area)

Here is 'Suzhou Embroidery'. a small size formal camellia flower. From a distance you only see yellowish glow at center of the flower. If you close up, you will see the yellowish petal vines. The outer petals are white.

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    Bookmark   January 30, 2007 at 10:49PM
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caseyf(GA)

If i could only have five..
Would have to choose.
Debutante
Pink Perfection
Drama Girl
Scentsation(wonderfully fragrant)
Hermie

    Bookmark   March 13, 2007 at 12:18PM
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collierb

I really like Camellias1_roses2 's choices of Dr. Clifford Parks, Magnoliaeflora, Lady Vansittart, Ville de Nantes (assuming this has a good red/white mix & good fimbriation) & Yume. I would only change his choice of Yume (albeit a lovely camellia) to Night Rider- a gorgeous dark red single which also has lovely red new growth & even red roots! I think NR belongs on everybody's list.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2013 at 8:08PM
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vmr423

Impossible to pick only 5 and really mean it, but at this minute, I think my choices would be some oldies but goodies:
'Governor Mouton'
'Otome' (AKA 'Pink Perfection')
'Professor Sargent' (if it's a true red, and not orangey)
'Comte de Gomer'
'Alba Plena'

I like a lot of the camellias others have listed also.

And I will hit 'Submit' before I start with 5 runners up!

This post was edited by vmr423 on Fri, Sep 27, 13 at 12:56

    Bookmark   September 25, 2013 at 4:41PM
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brandyray(Coastal NC/8a)

My most floriferous camellia is Bob Hope- red w/ yellow centers. I think I have Lady von Sittart also but she is a baby yet. I have a couple others, but, so far, none w/ as many flowers as Bob Hope.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2013 at 10:32PM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

Well, up here my choices are a bit more limited. But of the ones I have, these have done well and give me a good range of bloom time as well as Wow-factor.

1) Spring's Promise (winter-spring)
2) RL Wheeler var. (spring)
3) Tama Americana (early spring)
4) Jerry Hill (mid-spring)
5) Ashton's Supreme (fall)

    Bookmark   October 4, 2013 at 12:56PM
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camelliagardener

C. japonica Frankie Winn Variegated
C. sasanqua Leslie Ann
Camellia Sinensis Tea Plant
C. japonica Royal Velvet
C. japonica Lindsey

    Bookmark   November 19, 2013 at 8:05AM
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lsjogren

1) black opal (or night rider)
2) yuletide
3) unryu

I don't have these yet but I expect to plant some:

4) magnoliaeflora
5) spring's promise

Honorable mention:

Chansonette
Setsugekka

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 8:45PM
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lsjogren

1) black opal (or night rider)
2) yuletide
3) unryu

I don't have these yet but I expect to plant some:

4) magnoliaeflora
5) spring's promise

Honorable mention:

Kanjiro
Chansonette
Setsugekka

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 9:09PM
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