If you could only have five camellias, what would you choose? I am partial to pinks and formal doubles. Here is my list:
I would start with:
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.
with ten, it would be easier...
Here is a link that might be useful: Lovcam
'magnoliaeflora' (originally 'hagorama')
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.
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.
Ville de nantes
Aren't Coquetti & Glen 40 synonymous?
Anyway, my 5 include:
Nuccio's Bella Rosa
My choice if limited to only five camellias:
Dr. Clifford Parks (reticulata)
Hagoromo [Magnoliaeflora] (japanica)
Lady Vansittart (japonica)
Ville de Nantes (japonica)
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.
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'....
Here is a link that might be useful: Pazo de Oca
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)
Here is a link that might be useful:
The last of the five is Shaohsing Wine, a large to very large single fragrant flower.
Here is Ruta Hagmann
Putuo Purple Light:
Putuo is a sacred island off the coast of Zhejing Province
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.
If i could only have five..
Would have to choose.
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.
Impossible to pick only 5 and really mean it, but at this minute, I think my choices would be some oldies but goodies:
'Otome' (AKA 'Pink Perfection')
'Professor Sargent' (if it's a true red, and not orangey)
'Comte de Gomer'
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
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.
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)
C. japonica Frankie Winn Variegated
C. sasanqua Leslie Ann
Camellia Sinensis Tea Plant
C. japonica Royal Velvet
C. japonica Lindsey
1) black opal (or night rider)
I don't have these yet but I expect to plant some:
5) spring's promise