Camellia japonica 'Lady Vansittart'
The profuse white, rose-red striped flowers are striking in contrast to the dark glossy-green narrow foliage. The transposons (aka jumping genes) that cause the color streaks are very unstable and will often produce solid rose-red or pink flowers. We can't guarantee what each plant will do, so the best time to buy this lovely Lady is when she's in bloom. Introduced circa 1887.
» Bloom color, form, size: White/rose-red, semi-double, med to lg
» Bloom period (NC): Mid to late spring (Mar to Apr)
» Growth rate, habit: Slow, upright/compact
» Zones: 7a-9
» Features: Candy-striped blooms, antique