Plant ID forum: Please Identify Four of my Camellias

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Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Jan 28, 2013 5:24 PM CST
I have 13 camellia bushes, none of which I have the names.

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Although the two red ones are similar, the flowers are a bit different and come from two different bushes.
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jan 29, 2013 9:39 AM CST
I can not tell you the exact names, but here are some links with info that may give you some help.
The first id's form and there is a link "The collection" that describes the Camellia species.

http://www.huntingtonbotanical.org/Camellia/flowerforms.htm

This link has a number of pics of named camellias

http://camelliaweb.com/photopost/

This final link is from the American Camellia Society and has pics of over 800 different camellias

http://www.americancamellias.org/display.aspx?catid=3,136,13...

I hope you find this of use to you.

Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Jan 29, 2013 10:06 AM CST
Thanks so much. We inherited this house from my brother and he was an avid record-keeper and if I'm lucky, some day I will find a bill from a nursery for all of the plants and if I'm even luckier, it won't say "13 camellia bushes," rather give me their names.
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jan 29, 2013 12:14 PM CST
I will certainly keep my fingers crossed that you find a list or notebook or bill.. such an aggravation trying to figure them all out. At worst you may find the name of the nursery he purchased them from and find it is still in business... Thumbs up
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Calif_Sue
Jan 30, 2013 3:03 PM CST

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As you can tell by one of the posts Moonhowl provided above, IDing camellias is not easy:
http://www.camelliaweb.com/photopost/g726-un-identified-came...
That's 1 of 11 pages on unidentified camellias and only one website! Sticking tongue out
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jan 30, 2013 5:03 PM CST
Yup, it can be quite a task. There is a "member photo section" that you can go to there, click on a name and see all the camellias they have.....quite a few named pics there too.

http://www.camelliaweb.com/photopost/s500-member-photos.html

The ACS site has the greatest number of IDed pics.
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Jan 31, 2013 8:59 AM CST
Calif_Sue said:As you can tell by one of the posts Moonhowl provided above, IDing camellias is not easy:
http://www.camelliaweb.com/photopost/g726-un-identified-came...
That's 1 of 11 pages on unidentified camellias and only one website! Sticking tongue out


Probably as difficult as trying to identify daylilies!!! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! But I will give it a try.

Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jan 31, 2013 9:37 AM CST
Hey Jean...check out this link. It lists the Camellias found in Florida...scroll down to the table on page 6.

http://polkhort.ifas.ufl.edu/documents/publications/Camellia...


Hope this helps narrow it down some

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Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Jan 31, 2013 10:24 AM CST
Great website, Moon. Thanks so much. The sketches of different types helps a lot.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jan 31, 2013 11:04 AM CST
You are most welcome....figuring out who is who can be so frustrating.

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