Parent: Camellia hiemalis
Category: Shrub - Evergreen
Zones: 7 to 9
Size: To 6' tall and wide but easy to maintain smaller
Growth Rate: Slow
Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Violet to purple flowers supposedly age to blue. Loose peony to rose form double. Often shown as a Sasanqua Camelllia. Low spreading plant that can be kept at 3' tall and 5' wide. Blooms in November. Red flowers.
Chance seedling from Camellia hiemalis 'Shishi Gashira' ('Beni-Kan-Trubaki'). Propagated by Bobby Green at Green Nurseries in Fairhope, AL. First bloom 1998. Registered in 2004.
I purchased a 3-gallon plant from Nurseries Caroliniana in December 2011. There were two plants growing in the pot with the main stems crossing so I teased the roots apart and separated them. I planted one in the Big Trees and Birds garden and the other in the In Between Garden. The deer have nibbled on both in winter 2012. In 2013 I potted one up and put the other in the Triangle Island Garden. In April 2014 I put one in the Camellias And More garden.