Camellia japonica 'Carter's Sunburst'
The flowers of this cultivar reach 5 inches and are striped medium pink on a pale pink background. Flowers range from semi-double to peony forms to formal doubles on the same plant. The large leaves give the plant a coarse texture. The striped flowers mutate to a variety of pink forms that have been named as separate cultivars. An older variety with good cold hardiness.
Hardy to USDA Zone: 7
Growth rate: Average
Blooms (NC): Feb to Apr
Bloom size: Large to Very Large, 4 to 5+ inches