Chosen by Don Bergamini
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Cathy Dolan'
» English Description
Cathy Dolan (C. japonica). Registered in 2021. ACS Registration #3230, published in American Camellia Yearbook 2021, p. 93. It was originated by Clarence & Lillian Gordy from Ocala, Florida, USA, and registered by Mark Crawford, from Valdosta, Georgia, USA. A 9-year-old chance seedling of unknown parents, first bloom in 2015. Flower anemone to loose peony form, large to very large, 12.0-12.7 cm across, 6.4 cm depth, medium to dark pink to red. Color varies due to environmental conditions. When weather is warm color is a medium pink. Under cooler conditions it is very dark pink to nearly red and when very cold in the -1C it is purple. Pink filaments with yellow anthers. Leaves medium green, medium serration, 9.5-10.2 cm long, 5.1 cm wide. Fall in one piece. Growth rate average, growth habit upright, medium density, Judge Randolph Maphis: “very unique cultivar that shows different colors when planted in different soils and when it blooms in different temperatures. It has a lot of substance and will probably be a lot bigger when gibbed”. Judge Howard Rhodes: “Good midseason bloomer and having a nearly red color is especially attractive for southeast US growers. Long lasting flowers”
Flower Size： 12-13 cm
Blooming Season： 12-1 Month United States