This formal double Camellia was the pride and joy of Lillian and Clarence Gordy of Ocala Florida who developed and named it. Even though others have changed the name, it will always be Early Autumn to those who knew and loved the Gordys!
- Species: Japonica
- Bloom Color: Light lavender rose
- Bloom Size: Medium to large
- Bloom Form: Rose form double with stacked petals
- Bloom Season: Early fall to mid winter
- Growth Habit: Upright dense
- Growth Rate: Vigorous (+8 inches of new growth per season)
- Maintainable Height: 4-6'
- Maintainable Width: 4-6'
- Light Preferences: Filtered shade
- Plant Uses: Accent Plant, Foundation Plant, Screen or Hedge, Container Plant
- Special Characteristics:
- Climate Zone Recommendations for Outdoor Planting: Zones 8-9, possible zone 7
- a.k.a. Early Wonder