Camellia japonica 'Desire'
'Debutante' x 'Dr.Tinsley'
Feathers, California 1973
AGM (2002) 2012
Vigorous upright and slightly open growth.
Flowers: medium (to 10cm) formal double. Pale pink almost white in the centre, with a basal glow, shading to deeper pink towards the petal edges.
Foliage: glossy dark green leaves.
Mid to late season.
The contrast of the pale formal flowers and the very dark leaves is especially appealing.