Camellia japonica 'Ashton's Candy Cup'
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 light pink petals with white margins, 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, form, size: White to pale pink with stripes & flecks, single, small (2.5-3")
» Bloom period (NC): Spring (March)
» Growth rate, habit: Moderate, upright/open
» Zones: 6b-9
» Features: Cold-hardy, candy-striped blooms