Camellia Show this Weekend

Admire hundreds of blooms this Saturday and Sunday in Rock Hill, SC
Logan Cyrus
Camellias come in all shades of purple, pink, red, and white. Some are variegated or have gradients of color.

In our winter issue of Charlotte Home + Garden, we talked about the camellia. The classic Southern plant, a native of Asia, comes in hundreds of shades, shapes, and sizes. The hardy camellia blooms anytime from November to March, depending on the variety.

This weekend, about 500 camellia blooms will be on display at the 33rd-annual camellia show put on by the Charlotte Camellia Society. This year's show takes place at The White Home on Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15. The location, a new spot this year, is a historic property in the East Town District of Rock Hill, SC, about 30 minutes south of Charlotte.

Judges from the American Camellia Society will evaluate the blooms and bestow best bloom honors. Visitors can register to win a free camellia, and camellia plants will also be for sale. Society members will be on hand to answer questions.

To see additional photos and a few varieties found in society member Frank Rubbo's yard, check out the full story here.

 

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