Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Melanie Ann Poe'
» English Description
ACS, The Camellia Journal, Dec. 2009, p.29, Regn No. 2771; Originated by W. Lee Poe, Aiken, S.C., USA. American Camellia Yearbook, 2009, p.115; A chance seedling, first flowered in 1975. Very large flower is 14 cm diameter x 6.5 cm deep. Anemone form, colour normally white to light pink, deeper at the centre, but can sport to solid red or mixed red and pink. Yellow anthers on short cream filaments are hidden under centre petaloids. 12-18 petals and 13-19 petaloids. About half of the blooms have fimbriated edges. Spreading growth at average rate. Dark green leaves average 7.5 cm x 3.5 cm.