Camellia japonica 'Kumagai' (Nagoya)
This Higo Camellia shows a more anemone form than the traditional Higo. Bright red, flat petals surround a boss of white and red petaloids in the center. Higo Camellias are predominantly flat, single flowers with stamens flared out like rays of the sun. This is a vigorous and open growing plant with large leaves.
Growth rate: Vigorous, upright/open
Blooms (NC): March
Bloom size: Large, 4 to 5 inches