Cherry pink. Just that short description makes me want it! And the fact that it's blooming right now makes me glad I have it! What is it?
'Kanjiro' camellia. Beautiful green, glossy leaves. A bright pink bloom. Yellow stamens that the bees find irresistible.
Kanjiro grows in zones 7 through 10, to around 10 ft. tall. Mine was planted two years ago, and is over 4 ft. tall, placed in a spot I can see from my kitchen window. It's not going into my winter garden area, because I love being able to see its pretty blooms while I cook and clean (plus, I'm scared to transplant it).
The middle of the petals are a little lighter in color. Do you see it?
This bush is covered with blooms. It also has lots of buds left to open. I am surprised it has so many with the drought we had last year. I've read that Kanjiro is fairly tolerant of different moisture levels. Thank goodness!
I have several things blooming in the garden right now, but Kanjiro is the prettiest!
How much does your plant grow? Do you think it'll get to be 10 ft tall? Thanks for sharing these pretty blooms. Everything up here is cold and brown.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful camellia. You are blessed being able to grow them in your gardens.ReplyDelete
What a lovely Camellia. Can't grow them in my garden, the soil is too alkaline. Tried growing one in a pot, but it succumbed to vine weevils. Might try again one day though.ReplyDelete
Holley, Cherry Pink sounds divine and is an apt description for this beauty. What a sight for my sore eyes in January nonetheless. Kanjiro is a winner!ReplyDelete
I was reading through a catalog this morning and came across a rose named 'Ketchup and Mustard'. Hmmmmm...beautiful flower, but the name? I'm not sure if it will be a hit or not. Somehow it just didn't conjure up that ecstasy of anticipation of the aroma to be found in the bloom. Looking at the flower, I was thinking the name should be 'Merlot and Citrus' or something like that, but whadda I know? Maybe they'll come up with a 'Hot Dog' or 'Cheeseburger' to go along with the series.
Holley, 'Kanjiro' is a particular beautiful camellia. I can see why you love it so much! It is quite interesting to me that the middle of the petals are lighter. I have never consciously noticed that in a camellia. This feature definitively adds to the charm or yours.ReplyDelete
After seeing your Kanjiro, I believe I need some camellias in my gardens! I had a Marie Bracey that never did perform very well ... she went roots up this past summer. I should see what's available locally.ReplyDelete
I've never been too much of a camellia fan (I know, I'm weird -- just too much trouble in my alkaline soil), but I have to admit, that is a pretty one!!! Maybe someday I will try some, and I'll use your blog for a reference of what does well in our area.ReplyDelete
Piękny kwiat, wspaniałe ma ubarwienie.ReplyDelete
Już kiedyś zakochałam się w kameliach, ale nasz klimat jest za surowy na te rośliny.
Będę patrzeć na nią u Ciebie :).
Pozdrawiam serdecznie, Ania.
It's just beautiful! Unfortunately Camellias don't grow well in my part of the world, but at least I can enjoy them through blogs like yours.ReplyDelete
I have a mystery camellia out front that looks identical to this... blooms itself crazy for months, even though its got more scale then I can contend with. I wonder if this is the same one? I think I am going to take a cutting and try and root another (scaleless) one.ReplyDelete
Oh it is just beautiful. I love camellias. The bright pink is such a pretty shade.ReplyDelete
Lucky you that flowers are still booming in your garden. Here the temperature is 11 degree F and the plants that are even hardy to this zone have shriveled up :-(.ReplyDelete
Bumble Lush - I do think it will eventually get to be 10 ft. tall. There is a camellia down the street that is probably 20 ft or higher. It is a beautiful tree and I didn't realize it was a camellia until it bloomed. I've read that most camellias are slow growers, and will put on up to 1 ft of growth each year (or so), but that this particular camellia is a 'moderate' grower, and grows approx. 1-1/2 ft. yearly. So, maybe in maybe in another 4 or 5 years, we'll see!ReplyDelete
FlowerLady - I do feel that way every time I see one bloom. It really does help to cheer up the winter!
Crystal - I am lucky enough to have acidic soil. My roses like it that way, too!
Karen - 'Mustard and Ketchup' is not a name I would choose for a rose, but this rose seems to be getting a lot of talk! I suppose that unusual name makes people remember it - and isn't that what advertising is all about?
Christina - I think this is particular to this camellia, or at least, not to every camellia. It is a happy color, isn't it?
Cindy - Funny that you should mention Marie Bracey. I had one, too, and just loved it's peach blooms. But, mine died during the drought, too. It wasn't a strong plant to start with - rescued from the death rack.
Toni - Maybe you could use one or two in a container. I've seen 10 ft tall ones in pots! In fact....hmmm..... that gives me an idea for my patio!!! :)
AniaDS - Too bad your climate is too harsh for these beauties. I feel lucky to be able to grow them.
Bernie H - And you have so many unusual plants that won't grow here! One reason I love seeing blogs for all over!
Jess - I know you can root it! I may have to give your rooting method a try on a camellia or two myself!
Lona - It really does brighten up the dreary winter's day!
KL - 11 degrees! Oh, my - stay warm!ReplyDelete
Hi there, The Kanjiro Camellia is gorgeous... Glad you have so much pretty color this time of year. I am enjoying the winter garden...ReplyDelete
For us, everything goes dormant --except our Pansies. It's the time I get a chance to work on my Family History... Yeah!!!!
Kanjiro name sound like a beautiful maiden! They are really pretty!ReplyDelete
That's a gorgeous pink. I'd want to be able to look at it from my window, too. Get another one for your winter garden. Love the yellow stamens.ReplyDelete
Dear Holley, Fabulous pink camellia blossoms in January! The stuff that north-eastern gardeners' dreams are made of. Enjoy! P. xReplyDelete
Happy New Year! I hope that you had a nice holiday. This is a particularly pretty camellia and my favourite shade of pink.
Betsy - It is nice to get a break from the garden for a while. It's been warm enough here, I need to get outside and work - the weeds never seem to take a break!ReplyDelete
Malar - Thank you for saying that! I will now think of her as my beautiful maiden!
Sherry - I have a few more places to fill in the winter garden. It may turn into a camellia garden!
Pam - If I lived up north, I would have to have lots of berry-filled shrubs. I love to see the colorful berries as much as the blooms.
Jennifer - I'm more of an orange girl, but this shade of pink is growing on me! It really is a nice cheerful color to see, especially in the winter.
I am always amazed that you have something gorgeous to show us every day! How do you do it?ReplyDelete
This pink is gorgeous ... I love pink and I love Camellias!!
Such a lovely shade of pink! All of my bloomers are resting now in the cold winter, but I look forward to those colors...ReplyDelete
Very pretty and so cheerfully bright in winter! I really like camellias and would like to plant them, but I don't really have room for any 10 foot tall bushes. I really need to find some sort of dwarf cultivar for some winter color!ReplyDelete
I have always been a big fan of Cleopatra, but I may have a new favorite.ReplyDelete
That is one beautiful flower...how lucky you are to have these beauties grow in winterReplyDelete
It really is pretty, but it would not be happy here. You really live in a nice place for your roses and camellias. The climate suits them. I agree with Donna, you have beautiful winter flowers.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous camellia. I have all my winter blooming flowers planted along the front of back walk or where I can see them from the window.ReplyDelete
Gardening Blog - I am so happy that I live in a temperate climate. I don't think I could ever get used to having snow all winter!ReplyDelete
Sage Butterfly - Spring will be here soon! That's what I keep telling myself!
Indie - Not all grow to 10 ft. tall. I've seen some varieties pruned to around 2 ft tall. Not sure what kind they were, but I'm certain you could find the right one for your garden with a little research.
Gardening Under the Influence - I don't have a Cleopatra, but I looked her up and she's beautiful!
Donna - I do feel lucky!
GWGT - When I first started gardening, I didn't want roses, but they love it here, so I just went with the flow - it's easier that way!
Carolyn - Sounds wonderful. I think it's important to be able to see something pretty outside.
Beautiful! It makes me want to move to the south...right...now! I guess there are special plants for every zone, and Camellias are definitely a prize for you. Simply gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! The only time we see camellias around here is in a hot house or a florist.ReplyDelete
btw - I mailed your cobrahead weeder on Wednesday - it should be there by the end of next week.
Beth - I think there are special plants for every zone. I think the trick is to find them, then embrace them!ReplyDelete
Heather - I'm looking forward to it! I have lots of weeds to try it out on!
Kanjiro is one of my favorite Camellias. It probably has more blooms on it than any of my other sasanquas, except maybe Yultide in a good year. It is also extremely vigorous and I love its vibrant color.ReplyDelete
Les - I'm so glad you weighed in! It's nice to hear from someone that grows this camellia too. I have been pleasantly surprised at the number of blooms on this camellia. Glad to think this is it's norm!ReplyDelete
Tak for kigget.
Landbohaven - I think it's a beautiful bloom, too!ReplyDelete