Camellia japonica 'Mathotiana'
Also known as 'Julia Drayton', this is an older variety that grows vigorously with large leaves and somewhat open habit. Under cool moist conditions the petals can fade to a bluish pink which gave it another name, 'Purple Dawn'.
» Bloom color: Rose-red
» Bloom form, size: Rose-form to formal double
» Bloom size: Large to very large, 4+ inches
» Bloom period (NC): Mid to late spring (Mar-Apr)
» Growth rate, habit: Vigorous, upright
» Zones: 7b-9
» Features: Antique