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2017 Camellia Nomenclature

The 2017 Camellia Nomenclature is available for purchase on Amazon. In 1947 the first “nomenclature” book was published. Edited by Verne McCaskill, the book was entitled Classification of Camellias and listed 196 varieties. The second nomenclature book was published in 1946 and listed the names of 291 varieties obtainable and grown in the Los Angeles area.   In  1951 the third revised edition of ... Read More »

SCCS Monthly Meetings 2016/2017

Southern California Camellia Society monthly meetings (*except October 22, 2016 and March 16, 2017) will take place on the third Thursday at 7 pm at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, 301 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007. Unless indicated otherwise, the meetings will be in Ayres Hall (the exhibition building entered through the gate midway in the parking area facing ... Read More »

Show Results – SCCS Arboretum January 30, 2016

Award_Description Class_Description Division Flower_Name Exhibitor Award_ Points Best Single Bloom Japonica Large/Very Large Mrs. D.W. Davis Carol Stickley 01A 10 Runner-Up Single Bloom Japonica Large/Very Large Nuccio’s Bella Rossa Var. Marv & Virginia Belcher 01B 6 Court of Honor Single Bloom Japonica Large/Very Large Nuccio’s Bella Rossa Carol Stickley 01C 2 Best Single Bloom Japonica Medium Betty Sheffield Supreme Tom ... Read More »

GENETIC AND VIRAL VARIEGATION IN CAMELLIAS

By Bradford King Variegation is the appearance of differently colored zones in the leaves, and flowers but also sometimes the stems. This may be due to a number of causes—environmental or genetic. Some of the most popular and beautiful camellia flowers have genetic or viral variegation. GENETIC VARIEGATION Genetic variegation in camellia flowers is recognized as white borders or streaks ... Read More »

THE THREE MOST POPULAR FRAGRANT CAMELLIAS

◊ By Bradford King ◊ A fragrant plant is one of the pleasures when taking a walk in the garden and a sweet treat when one is planted near a bench or placed in a sitting area on a patio.  Camellia lovers are now able to have fragrant species and many lovely perfumed scented cultivars in their collection thanks to ... Read More »

FALL BLOOMING SASANQUA CAMELLIAS

By Bradford King The most popular fall blooming camellias are Camellia sasanqua. These camellias begin blooming as early as August and generally peak in November and December in Southern California.  The flowers typically have six to eight petals. The profuse flowers are usually white, pink, or white with pink or red edges. There also a few beautiful red sun camellias ... Read More »

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR CAMELLIAS FOR MANDITORY WATER RESTRICTIONS

By Bradford King The need to reduce consumption of water in California is an urgent issue. Mandatory water restrictions are in place and full cooperation is necessary.  How do we save our camellias? If you haven’t already done the following things do them as soon as possible. Check every outlet, faucet, valve and washer to insure you have no leaks inside ... Read More »

JUDGES SYMPOSIUM – JANUARY 10, 2015

Our busy season starts with the annual Southern California Camellia Council Camellia Judges Symposium being held at Descanso Gardens. Then on the following week the camellias shows begin and we see those camellia friends we’ve missed during the past few months. JUDGES SYMPOSIUM AGENDA FOR JANUARY 10, 2015 WELCOME: GOALS AND OBJECTIVES JUDGING RULES AND DIRECTIVES BREAK with refreshments BLOOM ... Read More »

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