Camellia x 'Ashton's Prelude'
This shell pink, anemone form flower is the earliest blooming "Ashton", hence the name. Introduced by Dr. William Ackerman.
Hardy to USDA Zone: 6a
Growth: Slow to average, dense
Blooms (NC): October
Bloom size: Medium, 3 to 4 inches
Parentage: C. sasanqua 'Setsuzan' x C. oleifera 'Plain Jane'