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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