Camellia japonica 'Elizabeth Dowd'
This incredible seedling first bloomed in 1959 and was introduced by H. E. Ashby of South Carolina. 'Elizabeth Dowd' sports easily, so it's best purchased when in bloom if a specific color pattern is desired. Flowers can be solid pink, blush (light pink with white edges) or more heavily streaked with pink.
» Bloom color, form, size: White with occasional pink streaks, rose-form double, large (4-5")
» Bloom period (NC): Mid spring (March)
» Growth rate, habit: Vigorous, upright/open
» Zones: 7b-9
» Features: Candy-striped blooms
» Parentage: Chance