Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Bomb Shell'
» English Description
ACS Registration #2948. The Camellia Journal,70(2):30 with color photo. American Camellia Yearbook, 2015, p. 138 with color photo and description. This 12-year-old C. japonica chance seed-ling first bloomed in 2010. It was originated by C.M. and Lillian Gordy of Ocala, Florida, USA, registered by Lawrence Barlow of Chesapeake, Virginia, USA and propagated by Tommy Alden of Bryon, Georgia, USA. Bloom: The large sized 11.4cm x 6.3cm (treated 12.7cm x 6.3cm) semi-double form flower is soft rose red. It has gold anthers and pale pink filaments. This profuse bloomer falls in one piece with heavy petal texture and consistent form. This bloom sometimes presents creped and ruffled petals. Plant: The plant habit is upright. The growth rate is average. The plant is suit-able for landscaping and exhibition uses. Leaf: The medium green leaves average 8.2cm x 4.4cm with medium serration. Bloom season: Midseason to late.