Saturday, May 3, 2014

Camellia japonica 'Katie'

Camellia japonica 'Katie'
(photo supplied)
Every flower tells a story...I had a request for this camellia from a lady, Shelley, in Perth Western Australia who lost her plant of it during a particularly hot dry spell in summer.(sounds familiar) She had been growing it for about fifteen years and it was a nice reminder of her daughter Katie as its flowering in July coincided with her birthday.
Camellia 'Katie' was bred by a retired cray-fisherman who named it after his grand daughter. However because he did not register the name as one of his it seems to have 'disappeared' from cultivation. Hopefully someone reading this may be able to let me know more about it so I can let Shelley know where she may be able to find one for her garden.

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