Chosen by Don Bergamini
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Christmas Day'
Christmas Cheer (Pat B. Johnson) As 'Christmas Cheer' had already been used before, this cultivar rename to Christmas Day.
» English Description
Christmas Day. (C. japonica). ACS Registration Number 3166. Registered in 2019. This 17-year-old C. japonica chance seedling of 'Merry Christmas' first bloomed in 2015. It was originated, registered and propagated by Pat B. Johnson of Cairo, Georgia. Bloom: The medium sized 9.5 cm x 6.4 cm loose peony form flower is red with a wide white border on each petal. It has yellow anthers and pink filaments. This profuse bloomer is long lasting, has heavy petal texture, a consistent form and falls in one piece. Plant: The plant habit is upright and open. The growth rate is average. The plant is suitable for landscaping and exhibition uses. Leaf: The medium green leaves have low serration and average 6.4 cm x 3.8 cm. Bloom season: Early to midseason.