Camellia sasanqua list
(including C. vernalis and C. hiemalis species)
The most versatile of all species of Camellia. Their growth habits vary from small bushy plants suited to borders and pot culture to tall bushy growth habits better suited to garden use, including specimen planting, espalier, hedging as well as some spreading growth habits well suited as hanging basket and ground cover specimens. Camellia sasanquas characteristically carry a small leaf, having evolved in more sun than their cousins the japonica will, given appropriate care thrive in a surprising amount of direct sun. Camellias are hardy durable and very long lived plants which require the minimum of after care, provided the basic requirements are met.
Included in our list of C. sasanquas are two closely related species, C. heimalis and C. vernalis, both have the same or similar characteristics.
Flowering time March to July
Asakura - Medium sized double white flushed pink to petal margins. Strong upright bushy growth.
Bonanza - Large, informal double flowers of deep glowing crimson. Vigorous cascading growth which makes it an ideal hanging basket variety.
Chansonette (C. hiemalis) - Medium, formal double, bright pink blooms. Spreading vigorous growth. Ideal for baskets or espaliers.
Early Pearly - Outstanding new variety. Masses of medium sized, formal double, white blooms on a vigorous upright bush.
Frosted Star - Unique star shaped single white and pink blooms on a compact dwarf growth habit.
Fukuzutsumi - Large, single to semi double, white shaded to rose pink blooms. Upright bushy growth.
Gwen Pike - Miniature, formal double powder pink blooms. Very free flowering. Dwarf compact growth, ideal tub, basket or hedge plant.
Hiryu (Hiemalis) - Medium, semi double, bright red fading to light red at base of the petals. Tall bushy growth. One of the hardiest Camellias grown.
Jean May - Large double, stunning shell pink blooms. Compact, bushy growth.
Marge Miller - One of the most outstanding New Release sasanqua to come on to the market. Raised in NSW this variety is unique in the respect that it has a totally prostrate habit, making it great as a ground cover plant or useful as a hanging basket specimen. Bears large salmon pink double blooms.
Mine No Yuki - Medium informal double with white waved petals and yellow stamens. Free flowering with willowy pendulous growth. Ideal for basket, espalier or garden.
Setsugekka - Large single, white, with waved and fluted petals opening to yellow stamens. Strong upright growth, excellent for hedges and espaliers.
Slim and Trim - As the name suggests, this sasanqua has a slim, trim and upright growth habit. Ideal where a small compact plant is needed or space is problem. Wonderful in a pot or the garden. Small light red single blooms in profusion.
Shishi Gashira (C. hiemalis) - Medium, semi double, bright rose pink blooms. Compact yet spreading growth, excellent for hedge or hanging basket.
Showa No Sakae (C. hiemalis) - Medium, loose informal double, soft pink occasionally marbled blooms. Spreading growth.
Something Special - Medium, semi double, white boldly edged deep pink. Upright bushy growth.
Snow - A beautiful white mutation of Marge Miller. Having the same unique growth habit and flowers of its parent, but white in colour.
Star Above Star (C. vernalis) - Medium, semi double, white to lavender pink towards petal edge. Tall spreading growth.
Yuletide - Medium, single, bright orange red with bright golden stamens. Very free flowering. Compact bushy growth. Ideal tub or garden specimen.
An outstanding collection of Australian bred Camellias.
Paradise Blush - Medium, double white, flushed deep pink to petal edges. Upright slender growth.
Paradise Hilda - Medium, double, bright pink blooms on a strong upright bush.
Paradise Petite - Small, double, fluffy pink blooms on a small compact bushy plant . Ideal for pots and low hedges
Jennifer Susan - Medium sized double pink blooms. Tall bushy growth. Excellent hedge and screen.
Nursery and Garden Industry Ass. of S. A.,
Nursery and Garden Industry Ass. of Aust.
Camellias S. A.,
Aust. Camellia Research Society,
International Camellia Society,
American Camellia Society
Southern Californian Camellia Society
New Zealand Camellia Society
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