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Autumn Surprise

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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1966

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

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Scientific Name:Camellia sasanqua 'Autumn Surprise'

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Tammia Nursery Catalogue, 1966: A 12 year old chance seedling that first bloomed 1959; originated by A. Rester, Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA. Growth habit is upright and it grows well for espalier work. The leaves are light green, variegated with gold or white flecks and average 2.5 cm x 1.3 cm. The semi-double to peony form flowers are 3.9 cm across by 3.2 cm deep. A delicate pink with yel­low anthers and white filaments. Blooms early.

 American Camellia Yearbook, 1967, p.223, Reg. No.933:A 12-year-old chance Sasanqua seedling that first bloomed in 1956, originated by A. Rester, Bogalusa, La., and bought and propagated by Ferol Zerkowsky, Tammia Nursery, Slidell, La., for commercial introduction Spring 1967. Growth habit is upright and grows well for espalier work. Medium growth rate. The leaves are light green variegated with gold or white flecks. Leaves average 1 inch in length and % inch in width. The semidouble to peony flower is Ph inches in diameter and 1'14 inches in depth. Color is a delicate pink with yellow anthers and white filaments. This sasanqua is ideal for landscape work because of its variegated foliage as well as the delicate pink flower. Can be planted in full sun without burning the variegated foliage. Blooms September through November.


Flower Size2.5-3.9 cm

Blooming Season10-1 Month United States