Camellia sasanqua ‘Maiden’s Blush’ above
Camellia sasanqua ‘Jean May’ above & below
Camellia sasanqua “Daydream’
Below, one of the Ackerman Hybrids, C. ‘Winter’s Charm’
Does this look familiar? I posted on this area in spring when the Azaleas were blooming. This is the walk to the compost.
Dr. William Ackerman of the National Arboretum crossed Camellia oleifera & Camellia hiemalis or C. sasanqua to produce a plant hardy to 10F. If you live in colder climes…the Ackerman Hybrids are for you.
It has been said that the trinity of Southern Gardens are azaleas, hydrangeas & camellias. The latter two giving the longest show. These Camellias will bloom a full 6 weeks. THAT, is a show!
The above beauty never had a nametag. AND speaking of a long show…
Some hydrangeas are still stunning.
On a personal note, the last weeks have been very difficult. I will try to post more often in the future.
© All photos & text 2010