Often used in corsages because of its impressive flower size, this turn-of-the-century camellia has luscious, peony-formed, double pink blossoms that appear in late fall and winter. IT can be grown in outdoor gardens in zones 7 and higher, or in containers if you live in northern zones. This prolific bloomer won’t disappoint you with its flower power.
|Hardiness Zone||7, 8, 9, 10|
|Bloom Season||Fall, Winter|
|Sun Requirement||Partial Sun, Shade|
|Minimum Temperature Indoors||35|
Tips for Success:
• Use fertilizer only at the beginning of active growth.
• Water when soil surface appears dry and then
thoroughly saturate the root ball.
• Give partial sun year-round.
• Give 30-40°F nighttime temperatures during the winter.
Warm nights during the winter time will cause “bud blast.”
Up to 59°F is okay.
• Give a slightly acidic soil between (soil ph between 4.8 - 5.8)
• Pinch back young cuttings to get full and bushy growth,
although this discourages flowering early on.
• 1 tablespoon of Epsom Salts/ one gallon of water given twice a
year supplies their magnesium requirements.