Camellias and Sasanquas are excellent low maintenance evergreens for Fall, Winter, and Spring color! Use them as specimen plants, hedges, screens, bonsai, container plants, and you can even train some of the larger types into tree standards. We have added nearly 30 new cultivars to our selection for 2019 including some of the hottest most exciting releases from the breeding work of Bobby Green and Green Nurseries of Fairhope, Alabama. We had so many we decided to create a category just for them within our Camellia and Sasanqua Selector. Shown at left or above on mobile, clockwise from top right: Starman™, Mockingbird’s Blush™, Tama-No-Ura, Mine-No-Yuki Sasanqua, Hana-Nana Sasanqua, Grey Ghosts™ Sasanqua, Mary Allen Sargent™, and Jury’s Yellow. To learn more about how to grow Camellias and Sasanquas see our Growing Guide
Starman™ Camellia - the medium to large semi-double flowers are a dark rosy pink at the outer most edges fading to white at the center with a nicely contrasting boss of gold tipped stamens. Starman™ Camellia is a Green Nurseries hybrid that resulted from crossing a Japonica with Sasanqua and has garnered the best of both worlds including the sun tolerance of the Sasanquas and it begins flowering early in the season with blossoms into spring or late in the season.
Mockingbird’s Blush™ Camellia - the perfectly formed white blushing to pale pink medium-sized flowers are produced very early in the season and stand out nicely against the blanket of deep green foliage. This is a compact and well-branched Camellia hybrid from the breeding work of Bobby Green and Green's Nurseries.
Tama-No-Ura Camellia - A very heavily flowering Japonica, Tama-No-Ura produces loads of deep red single flowers that are edged in a broad band of clean white with a boss of bright sunny yellow stamens. It flowers from early to midseason and is a vigorous upright upright growing plant with a somewhat open habit when young.Another exceptional hybrid from the breeding work of Bobby Green and Green's Nurseries.
Mine-No-Yuki Sasanqua Camellia - A compact yet vigorous growing heirloom Sasanqua producing 2-3" wide pure white frilly double flowers beginning in fall and continuing into early winter. A great choice for a low to medium-sized hedge and like other Sasanquas it is more sun tolerant than the typical Japonica.
Hana-Nana Sasanqua Camellia - The large single white flowers are heavily edged in deep rosy pink and at times with tinges of purple and are produced over an exceptionally long season from fall to early winter. Hana-Nana Sasanqua is a seedling of Hana-Jiman with a low and spreading densely branching habit that boasts purple tinged new growth. The naturally low habit lends Hana-Nana to use as a low to medium-sized hedge and as a container specimen. A Bobby Green and Green Nurseries introduction.
Grey Ghosts™ Sasanqua Camellia - The new growth of this exciting new Sasanqua is heavily splashed, flecked, and overlaid with silvery white providing double duty with the single red fall blossoms. Grey Ghosts™ Sasanqua Camellia is a moderately vigorous Green Nurseries introduction that will develop into a medium to large evergreen shrub and is well-suited for use as a hedge, screen, or specimen plant.
Mary Allen Sargent™ Camellia - Brilliant cherry red dense peony form medium-sized flowers are produced in mid to late season. Bobby Green states that the flowers of Mary Allen Sargent™ Camellia are of "a more brilliant color" than the dark red of the old favorite Professor Charles S. Sargent. This 2017 Green Nurseries introduction has a dense compact habit and slowly develops into a large evergreen shrub making it a choice selection for container culture as well as a bright show of color in the winter and early spring landscape.
Jury’s Yellow Camellia - one of the very first and highly prized 'yellow' flowered Camellia hybrids and is still highly sought after today. It boasts an exceptionally long flowering period lasting from early to late season (late fall to spring). Jury’s Yellow Camellia produces medium-sized anemone white and pale creamy yellow flowers whose central petaloids are interspersed with yellow stamens helping to create the 'yellow' effect. This is a vigorous and densely branching Japonica with an upright to rounded habit.
Images courtesy of Bobby Green and Green Nurseries, excluding Jury's Yellow, all rights reserved.
Welcome to Almost Eden
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.
Out of Stock Products
The plants that we currently have listed in our online catalog are all plants that we intend to offer in the 2019 season. There may be a few rare exceptions that remain on here for information purposes but we are working toward making those available in the coming seasons. To be notified, when an out of stock product becomes available again, go to the plant's individual product page by clicking the "Details & Growing Info" link OR by clicking on the plant's image in our online catalog. Just click the 'Email me when ready' link below the 'Out of Stock' notice and our system will send you a one-time automatic email letting you know the product is available. You do need to be registered and must be signed in to our website for this feature to work. This action does not add you to any other mailing lists. We do not share, sell or otherwise give out our customer's information nor will we send you loads of SPAM. If you are interested you are welcome to sign up to receive our periodic newsletter by clicking here.
Planting and Growing Guides
You've got your new plants so now what do you do with them? We have a selection of Growing Guides specific to Planting New Container Grown Plants in the Garden and Landscape, Uppotting and Repotting Container Grown Plants - includes soil selection, what yellow or brown foliage and green soil indicate, proper watering techniques for containers, as well as individual growing guides specific to various plant types including: Azaleas, Cactus and Succulents, Camellias, Gardenias, Honeysuckles, Hardy or Perennial Hibiscus, Night Blooming Cereus and Epiphyllums, Sambac Jasmines, and more. You can find our Growing Guides page from any page on our website. These are designed for beginning gardeners but have pearls of wisdom that even advanced gardeners may find useful. It is our sincere hope that these guides will help to get your plants growing and thriving for season after season!
Please Note This Policy Has Recently Changed As Of 5-12-2019: We understand what healthy quality plants should look like and our specially designed packaging system will get them from our greenhouse to your doorstep looking as though they were just plucked from the nursery. We ensure that your plants are secured safely in their soil and container. Our specially designed shipping and packaging system will get your plants to you quickly, carefully and easily via the US Postal Service Priority Mail to anywhere in the US. We will send an email stating when your order will ship and confirming the order information for verification. Please be sure to check your Spam or Junk mail if you don't hear from us within a day or two from when you placed your order. Orders are normally shipped on Mondays and Tuesdays (excluding holidays) of each week to ensure that your plants do not spend the weekend at the post office. Be sure to get your order and payment in by Wednesday at 11:59PM CST, for it to ship out the following Monday. See our Shipping info for more details.
Tracking Your Shipment: We have recently upgraded our packaging system so that your shipping address is verified with the USPS prior to shipping and each package is automatically assigned a tracking number. The instant we print your shipping label you are immediately sent an email that includes your tracking number and a link to the USPS website where you can track your package until it arrives safely at your doorstep. We believe this will help to ensure that your plants get to you in a timely manner and in good condition. Your tracking email will originate from Stamps.com so please add "@stamps.com" to your whitelist so that your tracking email does not end up in your SPAM folder.
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( 337 ) 375 - 2114
1240 Smith Rd
Merryville, LA 70653
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