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Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Dr. Pam'
» English Description
Dr. Pam (C. japonica). Registered in 2021. ACS Registration #3242. A 12 year old hybrid seedling of C. japonica 'Tama-no-ura' X C. japonica ‘Lauren Tudor’, first bloomed in 1996. It was registered and originated by Gene Phillip from Savannah, Georgia, USA. Flowers bright red with white moire variegation, large, 12.7 cm across, 7.3 cm deep, loose peony form to anemone with petaloids, ; Both filaments and anthers are light pink; Petals ca. 32 with ca. 24 petaloids. Long last blooming, early to midseason. Plant vigorous, upright and dense, Leaves dark green, with white variegation, with low serration margin. Judge Tommy Alden: “Dr. Pam is an exceptional bloom. It is a large loose peony to anemone form with yellow stamens mixed in with petaloids. The bright red color is highlighted by lots of moire variegation. Bloom begins early (mid Oct) and continues through February. Would be a great bloom to add to the early shows”. Judge Brenda Alden: “Love the moire variegation on the large red/white bloom. The flowers contrast nicely against the dark green foliage on this upright growing bush. Should be good for show and for landscaping.”