A Pink Camellia that blooms in the Spring? - Knowledgebase Question

Chattanooga, TN
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Question by pmeadows9
June 5, 2005
I have seen what appears to be a camellia that is vibrant pastel pink along one of my neighbors fences. It blooms in Mid May. I have not found it in the Nurseries. What could be the name of this Camellia? It looks somewhat like a Jean May or April Remembered. Thank You, Patti Meadows

Answer from NGA
June 5, 2005
There are several possibilities:
Camellia japonica varieties:
?Berenice Boddy?- Midseason; medium; light pink.
?Daikagura?- Early-late; large; rose-red.
?Debutante?- Early-midseason; medium-large, pink.
?Desire? - Midseason; medium large; pale pink.
?Kumasaka?- Midseason-late; medium-large; pink.
?Lady Clare?- Midseason-late; large; dark pink; above-average cold hardiness.
?Magnoliaeflora?- Midseason; medium; pale-pink.
?Mathotiana?- Midseason-late; very large; crimson.
?Guilio Nuccio?- Midseason; very large; rose.
?Pink Perfection?- Early; large; pink.
?Rev. John G. Drayton?- Late; semi-double; carmine-rose.

Camellia sasanqua varieties:
'Egao?- rose pink
'Jean May?- large; pink; excellent variety, but very susceptible to leaf gall disease.
?Kanjiro?- large; semi-double; pink.
?Pink Snow?- light pink; semi-double; large; outstanding.

You can see these varieties on the Monrovia website. Perhaps one of these is the plant you're looking for. Hope so!

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