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Jimmy Carter

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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered2018

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

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Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Jimmy Carter'

Chinese Name:卡特总统

Japanese Name:ジミーカーター じみいかあたあ

Meaning:the 39th President of the United States


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Jimmy Carter. (Camellia japonica). American Camellia Yearbook, 2018, p.144, with one photo. ACS Registration #3098, was formally registered on Dec. 20, 2018. This 15-year-old C. japonica chance seedling first bloomed in 2008. It was originated by Clarence and Lillian Gordy of Ocala, Florida, registered by Patrick Andrews of Citra, Florida, and propagated by Woodside Camellias of Citra, Florida. Bloom: The medium sized 8.9 cm x 6.4 cm rose form double form flower is light pink edged white with red stripes. It has yellow anthers and white filaments.This profuse bloomer falls in one piece, is long lasting, has heavy petal texture, and consistent form.This camellia can have fimbriated inner petals and occasionally sports solid red blooms. 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 average 10.2 cm x 4.4 cm with low serration. Bloom season: Midseason to late. Please visit for 'Rosalynn Carter'

         The American Camellia Society held a ceremony on Dec. 7, 2018 at the Carter Center in Alanta, Georgia to present the 39th President of the United States with Camellia japonica 'Jimmy Carter'. For the detailed story and photogarphs please check Camille Bielby's paper: "Namesake Camellia Presented to Former Prsident Jimmy Carter" , which was published  in the Camellia Journal, 74(1):20-21, 2019.  


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Blooming Season United States