CAMELLIAS DELIGHT FROM WINTER TO LATE SPRING
Photos taken by Gay Klok at "Kibbenjelok"
gardens during August and September, 1998
C. reticulta "Crimson Robe" or "Datohong"
big flowers may measure 7 inches across
Camellia x "Jury's Yellow" is hard to grow
but does very well in a shaded spot at "Kibbenjelok". The centre
of the flower is a dark creamy yellow [see below] We broke
this plant in half by dropping a branch on it by accident. Taped
up immediately, it recovered very rapidly
Captain Richard Rawes of the British East
India Company brought homes to England this unnamed Camellia which may
have come from the famous Fa Tee Nurseries in Canton. It was thus
the reticulata was christened. It flowered for the first time in
1826. C.reticulat "Captain Rawes"
C. "Cara Mia" first bloomed in 1956, early
to mid-season, was introduced by the Nuccio's Nurseries of California
"Whie Nun" is the name of this lovely Camelia
of virginal white
"Elena Noblii", an old Italian Camellia
C. japonica, "Guillo Nuccio" from Nuccio's
nursery is a marvellous glowing colour and the petals have a velvety texture
and are as large as any reticulata
C. "Debutante" is an American japonica of
distinct form and large flowers
A young Camellia bush flowerin near
a Cherry Tree
C. japonica "Hagaroma" or "Feathered Robe"
is a very delicate pale pink
One of the entrances to the Camellia circle
This should be a deeper red than shows here,
C. japonica "Grand Slam" is another magnificent Camellia from the Nuccio's
Nurseries and has excellent foliage
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