Camellia japonica 'Cup of Beauty' (US)
Between 1840 and 1940, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens introduced approximately 150 Camellia cultivars; this is one of them! (There is a Chinese cultivar of the same name that has white, formal double flowers.) Even when fully open, these brilliantly colored, showy flowers maintain a graceful tea-cup shape.
» Bloom color, form, size: Pink, semi- to rose-form double, large
» Bloom period (NC): Mid spring (March)
» Growth rate, habit: Moderate, upright
» Zones: 7b-9
» Features: Antique