We have added over 20 new Camellias and Sasanquas to our catalog for the 2022-23 season! Here is a sampling. All images courtesy of Cam Too Camellias, all rights reserved. (Clockwise from upper right):
Firefalls Camellia: The medium to large, dark red, variable peony to anemone like flowers may display contrasting golden yellow stamens peeking out from between the petals and are produced over a long season from early to late season or November or December to April. Fire Falls Camellia is a vigorous growing large evergreen shrub with an upright habit becoming rounded with age and may be more open in growth than some cultivars. Provide Camellias with a fertile, well-drained soil rich in organic matter, with average moisture, and an organic mulch.
Winter's Snowman Sasanqua Camellia: Pink tinged buds open to 2 ½ to 3” wide, ruffled, fragrant, anemone-form to semi-double flowers with a boss of golden yellow stamens that are produced early in the season in Nov-December. Winter's Snowman Sasanqua Camellia is a hybrid that was selected for its reliable zone 6 cold hardiness, clean white fragrant flowers, as well as for its vigor. This is a naturally fairly large growing evergreen shrub with medium textured, deep green Sasanqua-like foliage that emerges burgundy in spring similar to the Red-Tip Photinia and extending its seasons of interest.
Spring Awakening Camellia: Masses of 2-½ to 3” wide semi-double rose pink flowers seemingly cover up the plants in February-March and are centered by a boss of yellow stamens atop white filaments. Spring Awakening Camellia, a hybrid developed and introduced by Dr. Clifford Parks of Camellia Forest Nursery in 1990, is a moderately vigorous, large growing evergreen shrub with an upright, somewhat loose and open habit initially that will likely become denser and rounded with age as is typical of most Camellias.
Guilio Nuccio Variegated Camellia: Huge, deep rose red to near red double flowers with a boss of bright golden stamens are randomly blotched and splashed with bright contrasting white are an absolute standout in the garden and are produced in midseason, January-February. Guilio Nuccio Variegated Camellia is a large evergreen shrub with a moderate rate of growth and a dense, upright to rounded habit with larger than normal, deep green foliage.
April Rose Camellia: Zone 6B cold hardy! The medium-sized, rosy pink to near red, perfect or rose form flowers are produced in mid to late season or January to April. April Rose Camellia is a hybrid that was selected for exceptional cold hardiness and reliable flowering even in those colder zone 6B climates. It has a slow rate of growth and dense compact habit eventually developing into an upright shrub becoming rounded with age.
Charlean Variegated Camellia: The large double to semi-double, deep pink flowers are randomly splashed and flecked with starkly contrasting white with a boss yellow stamens and are produced in mid-late season or January to April. Charlean Variegated Camellia is a vigorous growing large evergreen shrub with an upright habit eventually becoming rounded at maturity. We have offered this cultivar before but it has been so long since we had it available we are including it here as well.
April Kiss Camellia: Zone 6B cold hardy! The small to medium-sized, medium pink to red, perfect or rose form flowers are produced in mid season or January to February. April Kiss Camellia is a hybrid that was selected for exceptional cold hardiness and reliable flowering even in those colder zone 6B climates. It has a slow to medium rate of growth developing into an upright shrub becoming rounded with age.
Miss Biloxi Camellia: The pure white, medium-sized, rose or perfect form flowers have each petal neatly spirally arranged and are produced in midseason or Dec-February. Held against a backdrop of deep green foliage the flowers shine like headlights on a moonless night. Miss Biloxi Camellia has a moderate rate of growth, with a dense habit that is initially upright and eventually becoming rounded with age.
Daikagura Camellia: The rose pink to rose red petals of Daikagura Camellia may be heavily splotched with white on medium to large, peony form flowers with yellow stamens. The flowers of this Japanese cultivar are produced early in the season, December-January, on a naturally upright to rounded evergreen shrub with a compact habit. We have offered Daikagura before but Cam Too Camellia's image is so beautiful we thought it deserved a spot in this line up!
April Dawn Camellia: Zone 6B cold hardy! The medium-sized, white, perfect or rose form flowers are randomly streaked with contrasting medium pink and are produced in mid to late season or January to April. April Dawn Camellia is a hybrid that was selected for exceptional cold hardiness and reliable flowering even in those colder zone 6B climates. The flowers are very similar to the ever popular La Peppermint. It has a vigorous rate of growth developing into an upright shrub becoming rounded with age. Provide Camellias with a fertile soil rich in organic matter, with average moisture, and an organic mulch. Consider providing young plants with extra protection during hard freezes.
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At Almost Eden we specialize in beautiful, unusual and hard to find plants including a large variety of native plants. Our stock encompasses over 1000 varieties/species, spanning 100 different plant families for your home and garden. Our plants are live, growing and well-rooted plants often flowering or large enough to begin flowering when they are shipped with the soil and container intact. We have an excellent selection of plants for pollinators including plants for hummingbird gardens, butterfly gardens, plants that attract a variety of native bees as well as honey bees and even plants for hummingbird moths. We offer unusual and hard to find tropicals like the old fashioned types of free flowering Chinese Hibiscus, the intensely fragrant Night Blooming Jasmine, the true Jasmines and Night Blooming Cereus, as well as a variety of fragrant Angel's Trumpets and Epiphyllums (Orchid Cacti). Each year we add more and more perennials from the tried and true heirlooms, to the easy to grow natives to some of the hottest new varieties out there! We grow a variety of shrubs including a large selection of Camellias as well as deciduous Azaleas, Hydrangeas, Butterfly Bushes and many more unusual and hard to find varieties. Vines include a selection of beautiful and intriguing Passion Flowers, Pipevines, Firecracker Vines, Coral Vines in 3 colors, Coral Honeysuckles, Climbing Roses and many more. Trees include many native species but our Crybaby Trees may be the most popular item on that list! John has a huge collection of figs and each year he works diligently to offer ever more varieties so check back often to see what's available. You can also sign up for our periodic (3-5 times per year normally) newsletter here. We will not send you SPAM nor share, sell, or otherwise distribute your personal information.
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