Camellia sasanqua is a fall blooming species. Some of these new selections have proven hardy in USDA Zone 6, but we are saying zone 7 to be safe. As summer fades and the nights begin to cool, the October Magic™ Series usher in the camellia season in beautiful fashion. Graceful in form and one of the loveliest of autumn flowers, the soft fragrance of sasanquas conjure up memories of southern gardens amass with blooms. These new selections offer all of the nuances we’ve grown to love in sasanquas and then some. There’s a shape, size and color to fit any garden.
The blooms of Inspiration are so much like a porcelain rose, you might not believe it is truly a camellia. Creamy pink petals are outlined in a thin line of magenta, which is a unique attribute in camellia blooms. Rarely is a picotee form seen, but here it is - an Inspiration for us all to believe anything is possible.
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