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History – Camellia Review

For the first five years of the existence of the SCCS, post cards and then a single sheet were sent out as meeting notices. The first two page leaflet containing some camellia notes was published in January of 1945. This was labeled Vol. V, No.3 for the following reason which is a reprint from Vol. VIII (April 1947) quote: ~”The ... Read More »

Australian Supplement to Camellia Nomenclature

PDF for download and printing Species Japonica ANNEMARIE WALTON – Medium, informal double. (Aus. 1969 – C. F. Walton, St Ives, NSW). HAZEL’S GIFT – Pale Pink, flecked and striped with Rose Pink, and fading to paler with age. Large; the flower is first a formal double, then opens through rose form to informal double. E-L. (Japonica ‘Aspasia Macarthur‘ seedling). ... Read More »


PDF to download and print Species Japonica CLOE ANDERTON – Lilac Purple (RHSCC 74D) with darker veins to 74A with Yellow anthers and pale Yellow filaments. Small, single with 7 petals. Average habit, density and growth rate. Scented. M-L. (N.Z. 2012 – Carol Anderton, Te Puke). MELISSA JAMES– Deep red to Bluish-Red (RHSCC 53C) with Yellow anthers and Cream filaments. ... Read More »

Supplement to the 2017 Camellia Nomenclature

Camellias registered by SCCS since the publication of “Camellia Nomenclature 2017″ – Compiled by Richard Buggeln and Bradford King Additions/Corrections in Blue Printable Supplement in PDF Format Species Japonica AKARORA ROUGE – See ‘Madame Picouline’. ANITA ROCHE – Rose Pink, some veining on petals. Large to very large, semidouble form. Upright growth. M. (U.S. 1999 – Ken Hallstone Lafayette, CA ... Read More »

Size and Species Changes in the 2014 Camellia Nomenclature

The camellia nomenclature research committee adopted 29 changes in size and 4 species changes that may mean that a particular variety may need to be placed in a different show class than in previous years. JAPONICAS Apollo 14 – large change to medium to large April Dawn – has no size listed; add small to medium April Snow – has ... Read More »

Directory of California Camellia Societies

ATWATER GARDEN CLUB & CAMELLIA SOCIETY: President—Georgeanne Adamy. Meetings 2nd Tuesday, September-June, 6:30 p.m. Atwater Community Center 760 E Bellevue, Atwater. KERN COUNTY, CAMELLIA SOCIETY OF: President—Susan Stull.  Meetings are held at 12:30 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of the month in October, January, February, April and May. Meeting Place: Church of the Brethren on the corner of Palm and A ... Read More »

Camellia Variegation

by Ray Bond - Part 1: Genetic VariegationOne of the factors that makes camellias so eye-catching is the variegation that the plants show in their blooms. Other families and species of plants can display signs of variegation, but this will be about camellias. You can probably think of other kinds of plants with variegation after reading this article. There are ... Read More »

Grafting Camellias

by Hal Vanis - Grafting is probably the best way to increase your camellia collection, whether from your favorite plant or a new hard to get variety. Cuttings can be bought form different sources, but most camellia growers will gladly share “wood” with you. A few years ago, Jim Peninger showed me how to graft using the cleft-graft (“stump-cutting”) method ... Read More »

Camellia Propagation: Secrets of Rooting Cuttings

by Ray Bond, TX - At Bond Nursery Corp., we have spent a lot of time and money on research and development, particularly in the area of camellia propagation, i.e., rooting cuttings. We have had outstanding success and our average loss rate is now less than 30%. Many have asked what our “secrets” are and we have been hesitant to ... Read More »

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