Camellia japonica 'Elegans'
also known as 'Chandleri Elegans' and many other synonyms here and abroad.
Chance seedling of 'Anemoniflora'
Chandler, England c.1822
AM 1953, FCC 1958, (AGM 2002 removed 2012)
Spreading low habit.
Flowers: very large (to 12.5cm) anemone form with notched petals; deep peach pink with occasional white petaloids.
Foliage: wavy and lax semi-matt waxy leaves.
Mid season with some earlier and later blooms.
A well proven cultivar with many synonyms. An excellent container plant. The leading shoot should not be pruned.
Photos: Jim Stephens