Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Melody Shepherd'
» English Description
American Camellia Yearbook, 1974, p.193, Reg. No.1251: A 13 year old chance seedling that first bloomed 1968; originated by W.T. Shepherd, North Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Plant habit is upright, dense and rapid in rate with dark green leaves, 11 cm long x 5.5 cm wide. The semi-double Frizzle White type, bloom is a bright red with white filaments and yellow anthers. It measures 13 cm across x 7 cm. deep and has 15-25 petals and 50 petaloids. The flowers vary on the one plant from semi-double to anemone to peony form with rabbit ears. Sport: Melody Shepherd Variegated.