Susie O'Neill

Camellia reticulata 'Susie O'Neill'
C.reticulata 'Suzanne Withers' x C.reticulata 'Jean Pursel'
Epithet: Australian swimming champion.
Upright, open, rapid growing plant.
Flowers: anemone to loose peony flower, pale to medium pink, with 18-24 petals, variable petaloids and stamens; 17cm diameter x 9cm deep.
Mid-season to late
Leaves: 13cm x 8cm, dark green, flat and glossy, elliptic.
Glowing unusual colour, robust petal and long-lasting flower.

Location: SE Queensland, Australia
Photo: Roy Bilbie