Chosen by Don Bergamini
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Celeste M. Richard'
» English Description
Celeste M. Richard (C. japonica) Registered in 2020. ACS Registration #3214. This 25 year-old C. japonica chance seedling first bloomed in 1997. It was originated, registered and propagated by Pat B. Johnson of Cairo, Georgia, USA. 【Bloom】 The large sized 10.8cm x 5.1cm semidouble to loose peony form flower is wide pink and white blending stripes with yellow anthers and white filaments. This cultivar is a profuse bloomer, falls in one piece, is long lasting, has heavy petal texture and has consistent form. 【Plant】 The plant habit is upright and open. The growth rate is average. The plant is suitable for landscaping and exhibition. 【Leaf】 The dark green leaves average 6.4cm x 3.2cm with medium serration. 【Bloom season】 Early to midseason.
Blooming Season： United States