hybrid camellia

Denny Schrock

colorful camellias

Last week I was in Southern California surrounded by hundreds of blooming camellias at Descanso Gardens and the Huntington Botanical Gardens. Here are just a dozen of them. Which is your favorite?

Camellia japonica 'Commander Mulroy'

Camellia japonica 'Haku-Tsuru'

Camellia japonica 'Lady Clare'

Camellia japonica 'Little Susie'

Camellia japonica 'Margaret Davis'

Camellia japonica 'Margaret Walker'

Camellia japonica 'May Ingram'

Camellia japonica 'Royal Velvet'

Camellia japonica 'Silver Chalice'

Camellia japonica 'Yours Truly'

Camellia X 'Fire Chief'

Camellia X 'Senritsu-Ko'