Double Rainbow Sasanqua. Where this species is commonly grown, most gardeners simply refer to them as "Sasanquas." This is just another species of Camellias which commonly flower in the fall. When one is looking forward to the Camellia season, then this is the first to flower. 'Double Rainbow' is one of my favorite Sasanquas, and it was developed by Nuccio's Nursery in California. It's flowers are a deep pink on the outer edge of its petals which fade to white towards the center. It is a very compact grower and will get slightly taller than broad. For us here in zone 8, it flowers from late September until November, with some cultivars going well into December, with copious numbers of blooms. As with all Sasanquas, they seem to flourish more in semi-shade than full sun, but if adequate moisture is provided, they will thrive in full sun. I have seen specimens around town that are totally neglected and perform beautifully in full sun.