This first one was my personal favorite of the entire trip. We did collect seedlings under this one, though there were 3 other camellias close by also.
Hoping we'll get something close to this. If you did not know a seedling camellia most likely will not be exactly the same as it parent plant, it might cross with any of the other camellias nearby.
As you can see here camellias can turn out very different on the same plant.
Not one camellia bush is labeled at Airlie Gardens which is a shame. I think this one below is La Peppermint, we have it in our garden. Ours is blooming, but with frost burns on the blooms.
Pretty good visit and we'll have to return again soon. Not long until the Wilmington Azalea Festival!