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botanical name:
Camellia 'Forty Niner'
Camellia 'Forty Niner' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Theaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: red
main season: Winter
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Very large rose-red peony-form flowers, produced from late winter or early spring. Upright bushy habit.

Moist, well drained, humus-rich, acid soil in a shaded position sheltered from cold, drying winds. Flower buds may be damaged by frost, especially if exposed to morning sunlight.

Good for unheated conservatories.

other notes:
Hybrid of Camellia reticulata 'Houye Diechi' x Camellia japonica 'Indian Summer'
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