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Name: Doris
Summerville, S.C. (Zone 8a)
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dcasa40
Mar 26, 2016 12:28 PM CST
I planted a large red camellia last October it was covered with buds. They still have not opened a little red is showing thru the top same as it was in October. By the time it opens it will be hot in summrville, SC I thought they were cold weather plants. What will happen if they don't open and what will happen if they do and its hot weather?
Doris
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 26, 2016 1:02 PM CST
Wecome to ATP! Welcome!

Camellia varieties open on their own schedule. If you bought a variety suited to your area, the heat won't be a problem. They will open eventually. Camellias are for incredibly patient people; those buds will show a little color for months. Smiling

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Name: Doris
Summerville, S.C. (Zone 8a)
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dcasa40
Mar 26, 2016 1:10 PM CST
thx Daisy, it was from a nursery man and he said its a late bloomer i have one that blooms in the fall also. I was just worried about the heat of the summer, how long the flowers would last. Or if it had a disease of something that was preventing it from opening. Now i understand. TU
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Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Mar 26, 2016 8:31 PM CST
Welcome! Doris, we're nearly neighbors. Yes, I agree with Daisy, those buds should open soon. Is it in a shady position? If it is, it could be a reason why it hasn't opened fully yet. I have a cutting that I rooted in perlite a couple of years ago and failed to pot it up and no fertilizer. Would you believe that it bloomed at only a few inches tall. Blinking It had a nice fat bud for quite a while. I need to check it to see if it fully opened and either plant it in the ground or in a pot with soil medium. Poor plant. It's determined to live despite the neglect. I've been a bad plant Mommy. Whistling On the other hand, I have two large plants that produce too many buds and they don't all open. I need to learn to disbud them early in the year to give them more room to bloom. Perhaps I'll get bigger blooms too. In our area, the plants could be seen producing new buds even while the plant is still blooming. nodding Enjoy your plant and please do post photos. Progress photos would be nice. Whistling
Name: Doris
Summerville, S.C. (Zone 8a)
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dcasa40
Mar 27, 2016 8:41 AM CST
It is planted facing east so gets morning sun rest of day shade. Thx for replying i will be patient.
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