Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Camellias Pinks15 Different Ones!

More camellias from Sara P Duke Gardens on Sunday, these are the lighter pink ones and the darker pink to red ones I'll post after Thanksgiving.

Have a great and safe Thanksgiving everyone!

Camellia hiemalis 'Pink Goddess"

Camellia Oleifera 'Winter's Darling'
One cold hardy camellias, cold hardy to -23° C.

Camellia Oleifera 'Winter's Star'
Another cold hardy camellia down to -20° C.

Camellia X 'Winter's Joy'
Another cold hardy camellia down to -23° C.

Camellia X 'Dawn' above and below.
These were stunning and one of my favorites too.

Camellia sasanqua 'Pink Butterfly'
This is a very upright camellia, Duke Gardens has it growing next to the pond where it gets lots of visitors feeding the ducks. Another Camellia Forest Introduction

Camellia sasanqua 'Carolina Moon Mist'
If a recall correctly this camellia was in a sunnier location than most at the gardens and it was covered up in blooms.

Camellia sasanqua 'Moon Festival"
One word on this one HUGE Blooms, we might be adding this one to the garden here.

Camellia sasanqua "Pink Snow'

Camellia sasanqua 'Chansonette'
Above and below.

Camellia sasanqua 'Cleopatra'
This was very showy and deep in the shade.

Camellia sasanqua 'Our Linda'

Camellia sasanqua 'Showa No Sake' or 'Glory of the Snow"

Camellia japonica 'Debutante'
This one is also blooming in our garden, I recognized it right away as Debutante. Meg and I were tickled to find this camellia in two locations at Duke Gardens and it was in the top 4 of our favorites from our visit there.

Camellia japonica 'October Affair'
Guess I messed up posting this one with the whites as you can see it is very pink.
Just lovely! Also a Camellia Forest introduction.

More deeper pinks and reds to come.

These images are copyrighted by Randy Emmitt and shall not be used unless permission or a license is granted.


Q said...

These are stunning! Thank you.
Happy Thanksgiving.

tina said...

Gosh they are all so beautiful! I think I recognize one or two and hopefully I am right so I'll know a cultivar for mine. It is hard to tell them apart if the flowers look alike. I wonder how the experts know? They sure are a bright spot of color in the fall.

Di said...

Randy, gorgeous flowers, beautiful photos... and Happy Thanksgiving to you and Meg.

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Jan said...

These are just lovely. I am so glad you put the names on the flowers. It is so frustrating to see a flower you may want to add to your garden but not know the name.

Always Growing

Anonymous said...

Lovely Camellias, lovely pics, excellent documentation - well done to the two of you! Down this end of the world where we see only a fraction of all the Camellias, DEBUTANTE is far and away the most common because it is so robust and free flowering. Very little of South Africa's climate can be called camellia-friendly! Jack

Mary Delle said...

The camellias are stunning. So beautiful and tastefully labeled. Great post.

sweet bay said...

Beautiful pictures Randy. So many very lovely Camellias.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

All of these Camellias are just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Randy, these are lovely soft images of beautiful flowers. Thanks for posting them, as they cheer up our dreadful weather.

Janet said...

What a wonderful collection of pinks!!! I love the tie-dyed looking ones, like 'Dawn', there was one at Norfolk Botanical Gardens...'Agnes of the Oaks' wow! Really like the last one you shared...'October Affair', so 'soft' looking, like it is in soft focus.
thanks for your take on the Camellia from my posting.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Gorgeous! Number 5 and 6 are a bit funny!

JWLW said...

Good Morning: Just came for a visit, great photos. Looks like you have put a lot of work into your garden and the blog. Nice job.

Have a great day,

Nell Jean said...

Too beautiful, such delicate blooms.

I looked at the nursery on Tuesday for a Debutante, she didn't have any. There were several Cleopatra, which would make a great hedge.

The first of the gaudy C. japonicas has opened here. Sometimes all that neon pink is almost an embarrassment when they really open up. Then a hard freeze takes out the open blooms and we start over from buds.

Anonymous said...

Randy~~ Fascinating collection. It's hard to pick a favorite but I personally prefer the doubles. 'Our Linda' is dazzling. And of course, 'Debutante.' Camellias do really well here in the PNW. I wish I had more space.

Wendy said...

wow, what a collection! Some of these are just gorgeous. I tried growing a camellia, but it did not do well. From what I remember, the ones I really liked would not thrive in my zone. :(

em said...

lovely photos! thanks for visiting me, so i became aware of your blog! i really enjoyed your butterfly photos too...

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Aanee @ Flower Delivery Dublin said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful images of these flowers.
Really magnificent plants

Aanee xxx
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