Camellia japonica 'Jimmy Carter'
Jimmy Carter Camellia. This rather recent selection was gifted to me by Mark Crawford of Loch Laurel Nursery in Valdosta, GA. The American Camellia Society reports concerning this cultivar: "This 15-year-old C. japonica chance seedling first bloomed in 2008. It was originated by Clarence and Lillian Gordy of Ocala, Florida and registered by Patrick Andrews of Citra, Florida and propagated by Woodside Camellias of Citra, Florida. The medium sized 3.5" x 2.5" rose form double form flower is light pink edged white with red stripes. It has yellow anthers and white filaments. This profuse bloomer falls in one piece and is long lasting with heavy petal texture, fimbriation and consistent form. This camellia can have fimbriated inner petals and occasionally sports solid red blooms. The plant habit is upright and open. The growth rate is average. The plant is suitable for landscaping and exhibition uses. The medium green leaves have low serration and average 4" x 1.75".The bloom season is midseason to late." The picture is compliments of the American Camellia Society.