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Cathy Dolan

Last Updated:2022/7/21 14:54:26 By:wangzhonglang

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Chosen by Don Bergamini


CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered2021

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Cathy Dolan'

Chinese Name:凯茜杜兰

Japanese Name



» 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 Size12-13 cm

Blooming Season12-1 Month United States