The Q&A Archives: Is this Camellia Bob Hope?

Question: Good Morning -

About a month ago I purchased a camellia from King's Nursery in Santa Rosa. It was in a Monrovia container with a Monrovia tag, and labeled

Answer: Camellia magnoliaflora has blush-pink flowers; Camellia japonica 'Bob Hope' has red blooms. What you describe has more of the attributes of 'Bob Hope' than of 'Magnoliaflora'. I'd say your camellia got the wrong nursery tag! Glad you still like it, though.

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