Chosen by Gianmario Motta
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Ashton's Red Sunset'
» English Description
Ashton’s Red Sunset. (C. japonica) ACS, The Camellia Journal, Sept. 2010, p.26 with colour photo; Regn 2795. Originator Dr. William Ackerman, Ashton, Md., USA. ACS, Yearbook 2010, p.73 with colour photo. A 29 year old cross of Frost Queen x ‘Variety Z’, (Z) which first flowered in 1990. Propagated by Cam Too Nursery, Greensboro, N.C. Plant is spreading, dense, and low growing with average growth rate. Cold hardy to -15° Far. Dark green leaves are 8.2 cm x 3.8 cm. Medium size, semi-double flower is 9.5 cm diameter x 3.8 cm height, red-purple (RHSCC 58C) with 14 petals and 5 petaloids. Bright yellow anthers and creamy white filaments. Heavy petal texture, and flowers early to midseason.
Blooming Season： United States