If you think you see a rose in full flower out of season – look again – it’s probably a camellia.
The autumn/winter flowering Camellia sasanqua, also known as the Christmas camellia, is not particularly winter hardy, so needs a sheltered spot here in the UK. This one was enjoying the warm temperatures and plentiful winter sunshine at the Museum of Modern Art in Mississippi.
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Nice. Looks fragile but then, almost all flower petals are fragile.
Camellias have thicker petals than roses with a waxy coating, so they are less fragile than they look.
Lovely pic! Thanks for mentioning the museum in Mississippi. ; )
It’s a great place.
Oh, beautiful! I love it when there are winter flowers 🙂
Have a blessed New Year, Susan!
Thanks Fimnora! You too!
I just wish these were a little hardier…. or I could take a little trip to Mississippi right about now!
That would be fun.
That’s a pretty camellia. Mine (white) has quite a few buds, just hope it survives this wind!
What a beautiful flower to have blooming in the middle of winter!
I’m not an expert on camellias but I’m always drawn to their flowers.
We have a beautiful Camellia sasanqua trained against a south facing wall here in our garden in Birmingham, UK. It is certainly enjoying this mild winter we’re having!
I’ll make a note to to visit one day.
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