Ruth C. McNair

Ruth C. McNair

Ruth C. McNair

Species japonica
Variety Ruth C. McNair
Bloom Color white with bright yellow stamens and white filaments; slight fragrance, heavy petal texture
Bloom Size large
Bloom Season mid-season to late
Growth Habit spreading and dense growth
Growth Rate average
Originator/Registered By/Propagator Originated by John M. Davy: propagated by Panhandle Select, LLC of Milton, Florida, USA
Year Originated first bloomed 1982
Place of Origination Pace, Florida, USA
Seed Parent seedling C. japonica 'Betty Sheffield'
Link http://camellia.unipv.it/camelliadb2/dbwin.php?pippo=17540
ACS Registration Number 2756
Age/First Bloom/Introduced This 25 to 30 year old C. japonica seedling of 'Betty Sheffield' first bloomed in 1982.
General Bloom The 4.75" by 3" white peony-form bloom has 3 to 4 rows of large, broad, layered outer petals with many petaloids, bright yellow stamens and white filaments. Flowers have a slight fragrance, heavy petal texture. Won Best Seedling in the 1980s.
Plant & Leaves Spreading and dense with average growth rate. Dark green leaves average 4 to 4.5" by 1.75".