Camellia japonica 'Orandako'
(transl. "Holland Red") This exceptionally old cultivar first appeared in Japanese Camellia literature in the 1730s, though it's believed to have originated in Holland a decade earlier. The petals on the small, deep pink to rose-red blooms show a variable streak of white.
» Bloom color, form, size: Deep pink/red, formal double, small
» Bloom period (NC): Mid to late spring (Mar-Apr)
» Growth rate, habit: Vigorous, upright
» Zones: 7b-9
» Features: Antique, bicolor/striped blooms