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Data specific to Camellias (Edit)
Flower size: Large: 4-5 inches (10-13 cm)
Blooming period: Midseason: (January 1- March 1)
Bloom Type: medium sized peony form
Growth Habit & Rate: wide, spreading, willowy and medium in rate

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Other: Pure red blotched white
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Pollinators: Bees

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Mar 17, 2012 11:47 PM

The original plant grew in the old home of Governor Mouton, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA and is believed to be a lost label plant from the 19th century.

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Posted by geno (SC - Zone 7b) on Jan 27, 2013 10:58 PM

One of the most cold hardy camellias. My plant blooms from Thanksgiving through the winter to early spring. Vigorous.

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