Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Campbell Ashley'
» English Description
Gerbings Azalea Gardens Catalogue, 1941-1942: A new camellia from Middleton Gardens (Middleton No.13). A loosely formed peony type flower of the deepest red with petals of crepe-like texture. The petaloids of the 10 cm flower are intermingled with stamens. Growth is tall and the deep green leaves are noticeably long. Late flowering. A chance seedling discovered at Middleton Gardens, South Carolina, USA by Campbell Ashley after whom it was named. Registration No.42 with the ACS. See black and white photo, p.73, Hertrich,1954, Camellias in the Huntington Gardens, vol.I. Sport: Campbell Ashley Variegated.