Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'John Shirah Jr'
» English Description
ACS, The Camellia Journal, Mar. 2009, p.29, Regn No. 2749. Originated by John W. Shirah, Lakeland, Fla, USA. American Camellia Yearbook, 2008, p.116 with colour photo; A sport of Happy Birthday, first seen in 2005, and which has remained stable for 4 seasons on 15 propagated plants. The 13.3 cm diameter x 5.7 cm deep semi-double blooms are white with light pink flecks. Anthers are yellow, filaments ivory. Flowers have 20 petals and 15 petaloids. Plant is upright and vigorous, flowering early to mid-season. Dark green leaves are 8.2 cm x 4.5 cm.