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ARCADIA

Salmon pink. Very large semi-double to loose peony form. Vigorous upright growth. Mid to late season bloom







ARCH OF TRIUMPH VAR

Deep pink to wine red with white variegation. Very large, loose peony form. Vigorous, bushy, upright growth. Early-mid season.






CAMERON COOPER

Vivid pink. Very large, rose form double to peony form. Vigorous, compact upright growth. E-L bloom.

GROWER NOTES: Good grower, heavy bud set.






CHANG'S TEMPLE

China rose. Large to very large open center with prominent stamens and some petaloids. Petals are notched. Vigorous upright growth.







COMBER’S PRIDE

Deep red. Very large semi-double to peony form. Average upright growth. Mid season bloom.






CRIMSON CANDLES

Rose madder. medium single. Vigorous, upright growth. Cold hardy. Late season.


GROWER NOTES: Prior to opening, the flower buds are elongated resembling candles. Heavy bloomer and more cold hardy than the species.






CURTAIN CALL

Deep coral rose. Very large semi-double with irregular petals. Vigorous open growth. Mid to late season bloom.






DR. CLIFFORD PARKS

Red with orange cast. Very large semi-double to anemone form to loose or full peony form. Vigorous growth. Mid season bloom.






DR. DAN NATHAN SUPREME

Pink with florescent sheen. Very large semi-double. Vigorous open upright growth. Mid to late season bloom.

GROWER NOTES:

Introduced in 1991 by hybridizer Marvin Jernigan and named for long time friend & local camellia enthusiast and ACS supporter. Dr Dan was a great help to me in my camellia endeavors. A fantastic bloom, but unfortunately it has proven so far to be difficult to root so plants are limited., Grafts well.






FRANCIE L.

Rose pink. Very large semi-double with irregular upright wavy petals.

GROWER NOTES:

Introduced in 1964 from Nuccio's Nursery. Francie L has proved to be a very dependable outdoor retic and will grow well in Atlanta, Birmingham areas.









FRANK HOUSER

Red. Very large semi-double to peony form. Vigorous spreading open upright growth. Early to mid season bloom.

GROWER NOTES:

This 1989 introduction from renowned hybridizer Walter Homeyer along with the variegated version has proved to be the undisputed champion among the retics when it comes to winning shows. Not only is the bloom great but so is the plant, growing well outdoors in zone 8.









FRANK HOUSER VARIEGATED

Red and white. Very large semi-double to peony form. Vigorous spreading open upright growth. Early to mid season bloom.

GROWER NOTES:

Introduced in 1989 when Marvin Jernigan introduced the variegation causing virus into a regular Frank Houser he got from friend & fellow hybridizer Walter Homeyer. The popularity of the variegated version has exceeded that of the regular Frank Houser. This plant is a little slower getting started but it too does well outside.










HAROLD L. PAIGE

Bright red. Very large rose form double to peony form. Vigorous spreading growth.. Late season bloom.






HULYN SMITH

Soft pink. Large semi-double. Average upright growth. Mid to late season bloom.






JEAN PURSEL

Light purplish pink. Vigorous upright growth. Mid to late season bloom.






MASSEE LANE VARIEGATED

Pink and white. Large anemone form. Vigorous spreading upright growth. Mid season bloom.






MISS TULARE

Bright red to rose red. Large to very large full peony form to rose form double to formal double. Vigorous upright growth. Early to mid season bloom.






MOUCHANG

Salmon pink. Very large, single to semi double. Vigorous, upright growth. Mid season.







PEARL TERRY

Rose pink with veining. Very large rose form double to formal double. Vigorous upright growth. Early to late bloom.

GROWER NOTES:

I really like Pearl Terry particularly when it takes on a true double form. Most retics tend to be semi double to loose peony so to me the Pearl Terry stands out. It is a very large bloom on a good growing plant.









PLEASANT MEMORIES

Pink. Very large semi-double with irregular petals. Average compact growth. Mid to late season bloom.






ROB ROY

Pale pink to deeper pink edge. Medium to large, semi double with irregular petals. Average, upright, bushy growth.









ROYALTY

Bright pink deeper in center. Very large semi-double with wavy crinkled petals. Average upright growth. Mid season bloom.











RUTA HAGMANN

Light blush coral pink. Very large peony form. Average open spreading upright growth. Mid to late season bloom.

GROWER NOTES:

This is an interesting bloom with its twisted peony form and unusual coloration. It is a strong grower in the greenhouse but I do not know how well it would do outside. Seedling of Curtain Call.






TERRELL WEAVER VAR

Flame to dark red with white blotched and moried variegation. Large to very large, semi double to loose peony form with thick fluted and twisted petals. Vigorous, spreading, upright growth. mid season.










VALENTINE DAY var

Salmon pink. Large to very large formal double with rosebud center. Vigorous upright growth. Mid season bloom.

GROWER NOTES:

Very nice formal double that in our area grows and blooms outdoors quite well. I have a huge plant given to me by Marvin Jernigan growing outside by my deck. We also grow a variegated version as this picture indicates.










VALLEY KNUDSEN

Deep orchid pink. Large to very large, semi double to loose peony form. Vigorous, compact, upright growth. Mid-late bloom.

 







VINCE DOOLEY

Scarlett red with pink stamens and anthers. Very large, single form. mid season.

GROWER NOTES:

'Vince Dooley' was hybridized by Walter Homeyer and was named for University of Georgia legendary football coach, Vince Dooley. Coach Dooley has this namesake camellia growing in his garden in Athens, Ga.