Camellia Journal September 2011 - November 2011

Volume 66, Number 3

September 2011 - November 2011 Table of Contents

‘Coral Delight Variegated’, a show-winning coral pink flower with white blotches. Cover Photo by Bradford King.


The Tints and Hues of Lavender Camellias

With break through colors and new shades and tones, the coral and lavender camellias add to the beauty of the garden and make good exhibition entries. By Bradford King

The Magnificent Formal Doubles

The more you see camellias and ponder their origin the more mysteries one discovers. By Bradford King.


Spotlight: Camellia hybrid ‘Nicky Crisp’

A beautiful, show-quality flower from New Zealand. Bradford King

All Things Camellia: Preserving Our Camellia Heritage

Gene Phillips tells about finding ‘Miss Lyla’.

Camellia Know-How: Gibberellic Acid

Part of the FUN of Growing Camellias. “Gib” increases flower size and shape, but most of all, it allows flowers to open early. By Mark Crawford

Camellia Know-How: Container Gardening

You don’t have to have a large garden to grow camellias, you can grow them in pots. Bradford King provides the details.

Camellia Chronicles

News of Special Interest to ACS Members

Camellia Society & Camellia Show reborn in the Chattahoochee Valley

The new camellia society had its first show with more than 1,000 attendees. By Sam Wellborn

‘Marchioness of Salisbury’

The history of a camellia that found its way through England to America. By Bradford King.

A True Camellia Giant on the Trail of a New Cultivar

Dr. Frank Wilson may be in his 80’s, but age doesn’t stop him from the pursuit of new camellia introductions. By Mickey Moore

Keeping the Hammer Down

ACS President Matt Hunter tells about the gradual improvements at ACS and the work of Sam Wellborn, who is steaming along in the Chattahoochee Valley area.

ACS Membership Contest

The winners for 2010-2011 and the new contest for 2011-2012.

Norfolk Winter Convention 2012

The Convention in Norfolk March 21-25, 2012 will be fun filled and great camellia learning experiences are planned.

Donations, Memorials, and Honorariums

New Members

Napa Winter Convention 2013

January 30 - February 3, 2013 are the dates and the Napa Valley Camellia Society is making plans now.

Winter Convention in Norfolk, VA

ACS Executive Director Celeste Richard gives some details.


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