Camellia japonica 'Roosevelt Blues'
In Alabama in the 1930's, a man named Robert Rubel, Jr. was exceptionally against FDR being elected for a fourth term. This plant was named and used in his anti-Roosevelt campaign. While the campaign was unsuccessful, the plant certainly wasn't!
Highly variable bloom forms lend extra excitement to these dark red flowers that typically fade to bluish-purple. An unusual addition to any Camellia collection!
» Bloom color, form: Dark red, peony to anemone
» Bloom size: Large, 4 to 5 inches
» Bloom period (NC): Mid spring (March)
» Growth rate, habit: Vigorous, upright/compact
» Zones: 7b-9
» Features: Antique