Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia 'Ashton’s Prelude'
» English Description
Ashton’s Prelude. (C.hybrid). ACS, The Camellia Journal, Dec. 2003, p.21 with colour photo, Reg.
No.2604. A seedling of C.oleifera Plain Jane x C.sasanqua ‘Setsuzan’ (Sessan), with shell
pink anemone form flowers 8.2 cm across x 4.5 cm deep. Cold hardy plant to -10° F.
Originated by Dr William L. Ackerman, Ashton, Md, USA. American Camellia Yearbook,
2002, p.60, colour photo p.c2. First flowered 1989. Flowers have 12 petals, 78 petaloids, pink
anthers and pink filaments. Flowers early. Plant is dense with average growth habit and slow
to medium growth rate. The dark green leaves are 7.5 cm long x 3.2 cm wide.