Camellia japonica 'Governor Mouton'
The original plant, believed to be a "lost label" dating back to the eighteenth century, grew in Alexandre Mouton's garden in Lafayette, Louisiana while he served as Governor from 1843 to 1846. This introduction has survived NC's coldest winters and huge plants can be found in older gardens. Oriental red blooms typically show the white splotches of viral variegation. 'Aunt Jetty' is the solid red sport of 'Governor Mouton'.
» Bloom color: Red with white blotches
» Bloom form: Anemone to peony
» Bloom size: Medium, 3 to 4 inches
» Bloom period (NC): Early spring (Feb)
» Growth rate, habit: Vigorous, upright/open
» Zones: 6b-9
» Features: Antique, cold hardy