Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Cheryl Drinkard'
» English Description
American Camellia Yearbook, 1974, p.168, Reg. No.1282: A 13 year old Japonica chance seedling that first bloomed 1967, originated by B.V. Drinkard, Mobile, Alabama, USA. Plant growth is upright, dense and rapid in rate with dark green leaves, 11 cm x 5 cm. The formal double, Alba Plena type, bloom is rose on outer petals, shading lighter towards the centre with 85 petals. It measures 11 cm across by 4 cm deep. Sports develop from this cultivar, one speckled, another speckled and variegated. Blooms early to mid-season.