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Thursday, 15 May 2014


Camellia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae. They are found in eastern and southern Asia, from the Himalayas east to Japan and Indonesia. There are 100–250 described species, with some controversy over the exact number. The genus was named by Linnaeus after the Jesuit botanist Georg Joseph Kamel, who worked in the Philippines, though he never described a camellia.

This genus is famous throughout East Asia; camellias are known as cháhuā (茶花) in Chinese, "tea flower", an apt designation, as tsubaki (椿) in Japanese, as dongbaek-kkot (동백꽃) in Korean and as hoa trà or hoa chè in Vietnamese. Of economic importance in the Indian subcontinent and Asia, leaves of C. sinensis are processed to create the popular beverage, tea. The ornamental Camellia japonica, Camellia oleifera and Camellia sasanqua and their hybrids are represented in cultivation by a large number of cultivars.

The flower below is a Camellia japonica 'Covina' variety. This is a sun tolerant camellia with an upright, spreading habit. Its medium semi-double blooms are reddish pink and appear in the winter to spring season.

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  1. I sure wish we could grow camellias here. They are beautiful.
    Tom The Backroads Traveller

  2. So lovely flower, great with beautiful color.
    Good evening from Marit.

  3. Beautiful flower!
    Have a nice day!

  4. Very beautiful flower... I'd love to have some in my garden)))

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

  5. We had this very same Camellia in our previous yard, and I miss it!

  6. This photo is why I love to see our Camellias in bloom

  7. they are so pretty but they do not do well up here in New England.

  8. Thank you for hosting this wonderful link up!!!
    I am so glad that I found you!
    I love flowers!