Sunday, February 21, 2010

Professor Charles Sargent Camellia

My Professor Charles Sargent camellia japonica finally started opening its buds today.  They are beautiful.  Not only that, but this is one camellia that actually has some fragrance to it.  Another very common camellia in the South, and justifiably so.  Have you ever seen a more perfect red? 

This is one of the buds just starting to come out. 

This is a picture where you can see more of the plant.  Notice the shiny, dark green leaves and how they contrast so well with the bright red of the flower.  I need this plant to brighten up this gloomy winter day.


Jim, The Gaudy Garden said...

This is a beautiful Camellia. And photo.

Randy Emmitt said...

Wow this is a stunner! We have winter stunted Kanjiro and Yuletide with single blooms right now. Waiting to Crimson Candles to make its grand showing in a month or so.