February Bloom: Camellia Japonica

One of the showiest blooms in a Southern garden makes its appearance in late February when everything else is still asleep. It’s the Camellia japonica, cousin to the autumn flowering Camellia sasanqua. While sasanquas tend to be delicate, Camellia japonica is a bold, fleshy flower that screams, “Look at me!”

With their dark, evergreen leaves Camellias make beautiful hedges and the blooms create a seasonal focal point.

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  2. Jim Jordan, III says:

    Thanks so much for your beautiful Camellia presentation. You made my day. I can’t wait to get out in the garden this spring. Thanks again for your efforts to encourage and educate.

  3. Delane says:

    Wish those photos could be made into screensavers. Would love to see them every day!

  4. rebecca says:

    p allen, your really a tease, I’m up at the tip of the mitt, the Camellia is beautiful though, thanks for showing it.

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  7. Beatrix Walker says:

    My family and I attended the 67th Camellia Show & Festival at the Winter Park Garden Club, Mead Botanical Garden (Florida).

    A beautiful display of so many varieties, very impressive! Our 12-year old son was equally impressed, he truly enjoyed the show.

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