Camellia 'Winter's Toughie'
23rd September 2018
22nd October 2018
One of a series of hybrids produced by Dr William L. Ackerman in Ashton, Maryland, USA to resist winter conditions more successfully than traditional cultivars.
This was a cross between C. oleifera 'Plain Jane' and C. sasanqua 'Jean May' introduced in 2009. Ackerman noted that it had "exceptionally cold hardy flower buds:
moreso than most fall bloomers, including C. oleifera, which are not particularly resistant to severe cold".
International Camellia Society online Camellia register, https://internationalcamellia.org