Many have given up on the hope of seeing colour in the winter landscape. However, camellias are now blooming and they have beautiful blossoms to offer in pink, red and white.
Camellia starts to bloom in October. Hybrids are also available, they are usually single flowered and not recommended as cut flowers, because they shatter if they are handled too much. They can be placed on sunny patios or in windows.
There is a japonica variety that blooms later after the first blooms begin to fade. The blooms of this variety are latge and they have single and double flowers. Gardeners will either float them in water or use them in arrangements.
Now is the time to pick out your camellias, giving you the chance to find exactly the right kind and colour.