Camellia japonica 'Mrs. Tingley' - Camellia
Each of the long-lasting, pink camellia flowers of Camellia 'Mrs Tingley' (Camellia japonica) consists of up to 50 petals. Winter hardiness zone 7b.
Mrs. Tingley is a classic camellia (Camellia japonica) for the garden with pale pink, densely double, thick-petaled, glossy flowers. Each of them remains fresh and spotless for more than a week, which is very beneficial for the entire flowering period from February to April. The plants grow well branched and very bushy. Winter hardiness is very good (winter hardiness zone 7b/8a: -15 °C).
General information on Japanese Camellia: The evergreen shrubs with the glossy, leathery dark green leaves love semi-shady places and acidic, well drained but moist, humus-rich soil as well as acidic fertilizers (e.g. rhododendron fertilizer). Their thick flower buds are already formed from (late) summer, ripen from about September until flowering in February/March/April at 0 to 10 °C, and open in cool places around 10 °C. If the temperature is too high, the buds will fall off before they open: Japanese Camellias are not houseplants! But they are wonderful winter garden plants, which rightly bear the nickname "Roses of Winter". Or – due to their surprisingly high winter hardiness, depending on the variety – they can be planted out as permanent guests in the garden, protected from the winter sun with a shade net or fleece. When planted in the garden, flowering starts (depending on the weather) a few weeks later than potted Camellia in a conservatory.
Quality: pink, semi-double flowers; evergreen & glossy leaves; strong & loose growth; good to very good winter hardiness
Use: planted in the garden; in pots from March/April outdoors in a semi-shaded place - during winter in an unheated room; all year in an unheated or rarely heated conservatory
- Asia (mediterranean)
- Flowering period
- Color of flowers
- winter temperature
- 5 (+/- 5) °C
- Minimum temperature
- -15 °C
- Hardiness Zones
- 2 - 2,5 m
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