Bob Hope AGM

Camellia japonica 'Bob Hope'
Parentage not recorded.
Nuccio, California 1972
AM 1972, AGM (1993, 2002) 2012
Compact upright dense habit - slow growth.
Flowers: large to very large (averaging 11cm),irregular semi-double; a brilliant dark red.
Foliage: smooth dark green ovate leaves.
Mid to late season.
Probably the darkest red camellia flower for general cultivation. Good in a container.

Photo: Maurice Foster

Photo: Iris Wright

Location: London 2012
Photo: Chris Callard