Camellia sasanqua October Magic® Carpet PPAF

A pink carpet of blooms.

Common Name October Magic® Carpet camellia
Botanical Name Camellia sasanqua ‘Green 01-006’
Size 3-4’ tall x 4-5’ wide
USDA hardiness Zones 7-9/ to 5 degrees F
Sun / Shade Full sun to part shade
Soil Average garden soil
Moisture Moist, but well-drained
Disease and Pests Occasional scale
Landscape use Foundation plantings, mass plantings, urban gardens
Market appeal / Uniqueness A lower, spreading selection with ruffled, pink anemone petals surrounding a center of bright yellow stamens
Propagation Methods Cuttings
Bloom Time October-November

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

As captivating as a golden-haired prima ballerina swirling across the autumn stage in her pink tutu, the ruffled, crepe paper-like flowers of ‘Carpet’ will continue to dance in your memory long after they leave the stage. With its bushy, spreading habit, this new introduction to the growing list of October Magic® Camellias, offers an adaptability in the landscape that larger selections cannot, making it the ideal choice for urban settings and smaller gardens. Mix Carpet with spring and summer flowering perennials like salvias, coreopsis and coneflowers for a full season of flowers.