Carter's Sunburst AGM

Camellia japonica 'Carter's Sunburst'
Seedling from a cross of C. japonica x C. reticulata
E.Carter, California 1951
AM 1977, AGM (1993, 2002) 2012
Compact growth.
Flowers: very large (to 14cm) semi-double or peony form withwaved upright inner petals and
scattered glowing stamens, occasionally formal double on the same plant; soft pink with darker
flecks and stripes.
Foliage: handsome large medium green leaves.
Long season of flower from mid to late.
This cultivar is now considered to be straight C.japonica.
The marking on the petals is very subtle and very attractive. Sports easily.

Photos: Jim Stephens