Camellia japonica 'Kerguelen'
The camelia with variegated foliage, decorative all year long.
A mutant of the well known variety 'Nuccio's Cameo', 'Kerguelen' has double deep pink flowers with overlapping petals between February and April (mid-season).
Its dark green foliage has pretty pale green and cream markings all year round. The variegation is stable.
It is of average growth and its shape is compact.
This variety is very resistant to disease and insects.
Avoid direct sunlight and east winds.
Attractive all year long, 'Kerguelen' will embellish peat borders and containers with its remarkable flowers as well as its original foliage.
Silver medal at Innovert® 2009 nursery category (Angers - FRANCE)
Second prize in the RUSTICA competition 2009
Bronze medal at PLANTARIUM 2009 (Boskoop - NETHERLANDS)
all year long
- 1,20 m
- 1,50 m
- partial shade
- hardy (-10°C)
- Foliage colour
- Flowering period
- Flowering colour
Prune in May - June to give the plant a good shape. Keep an eye on the watering from April to September.
Use a classique soil for eracacious plants as a fertilizer in the spring.