One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Longer sunnier days bring on the flowers in the cool house: Camellia lutchuensis
It was advertised as being fragrant and it is, a piquant floral fragrance not like anything I'm familiar with. The flower is simple but the perfume is complex. I've been waiting for it to bloom since we picked it up last May from Dr. Ackerman, and it was worth the wait. This is another one I'll propagate in small quantities before we try it out in a sheltered location.