As one of only five gardens worldwide to earn the International Camellia Garden of Excellence Award, The Huntington’s camellia garden is one of the most diverse public accumulations in existence. The collection includes some of the world's oldest camellia cultivars as well as 21st-century introductions, both well documented and lavishly illustrated in this handy little guide.
In addition to eighty-eight, four-color photographs featuring the vastly popular pink, red, and white japonicas, and the stunning black-red “Night Rider,” Curator Ann Richardson answers questions regarding the differences between cultivars and species, how camellias get their names, and many other facts about the history and cultivation of the camellia. At a mere 80 pages, what this handsome volume lacks in size, it makes up for in scope.
Hardcover, 80 pages, four-color illustrations.