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)
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Camellia x vernalis 'Star Above Star'
The camellias just keep going. This one is in the vernalis group. Apparently is is an old group whose origins aren't entirely clear. My research tells me that these are hybrids between sasanqua and japonica. Maybe. Horticultural nomenclature eludes me though I studied Latin through high school and taxonomy through college. Oh well; it sure is pretty.