Frankie Winn was a Very Special Lady Some of you may be familiar with the camellia variety known as ‘Frankie Winn’ or the variegated version called ‘Frankie Winn Variegated’. Both are excellent Japonica cultivars that well suited for garden plants
Nutrients are a very important part of camellia care. Your camellias will need adequate nutrients throughout their life cycle, and they can’t get it if you don’t give it to them! Healthy plants grow better and bloom better than
The best and fastest way to kill your Camellias is to use a potting soil that is formulated for bedding plants or vegetables. The reason for this is that Camellia root systems like a soil that gives the roots a
A Formal Double Camellia is one of the most desirable Camellia forms of the entire Camellia family. They can be a very tightly formed flower or they can be loose formal double, often referred to as a Rose Form Double.
It’s no secret that winter can be a difficult season, especially if you don’t like cold weather. Not much blooms during this time but some cold hardy bedding plants. But if you live in the milder climates of zone 8
Camellias are no different from most ornamental shrubs. They have to have water to survive. Not enough and they can perform poorly or die, and too much they can perform poorly and die. Balancing their water requirement is not difficult
Most Camellias in climate zones 8 and 9 and some parts of 7 can do well through winter months even with very cool temperatures but occasionally we may be faced with a hard freeze. Freezing temperatures under 30ºF can damage
Each fall and winter, I just can’t help going out in the garden and cutting a camellia bloom or two to display in my home. As gardeners and growers, we tend to focus on the one instead of the many.
Many gardeners have had a case of bad sunburn at one time or another in their lives, but the condition can also affect camellias as well. Usually this condition occurs during the most extremely hot days of summer when the
Camellias are one of the most diversified ornamental shrubs in the world. With at least one hundred different species, camellias come in many different shapes, forms, and colors. Another characteristic that equally displays huge differences among species and individual cultivars