Camellia japonica 'Ashton's Candy Cup'
New! (Fall 2019) One of Dr. Ackerman's cold-hardy introductions, 'Ashton's Candy Cup' has a relatively unstable jumping gene; while most flowers open with red stripes and speckles on a white petals, solid pink flowers sometimes occur. This plant is still quite new to us, but so far has grown moderately in an open, spreading fashion.
» Bloom color: White to pale pink with lighter margins, with rose-red speckles and stripes
» Bloom form: Single
» Bloom size: Small, 2.5 to 3 inches
» Bloom period (NC): Spring/TBD
» Growth rate, habit: TBD/Moderate, upright
» Zones: 6b-9
» Features: Cold-hardy, candy-striped blooms