AZUSA, Calif. (May 23, 2012) – First introduced as a Monrovia exclusive variety in 2011, this stunning Camellia is a sport from the extremely popular red Yuletide Camellia, and thus temporarily named Pink Yuletide. Now she is called Pink-A-Boo® (Camellia sasanqua 'MonDel' P.P. #21687) and is a fantastic addition to the winter garden in Zones 7 – 10, or grown in a container in brought indoors in colder climates.
One of the rare fragrant Camellias, Pink-A-Boo has blooms that are deep pink and centered with bright yellow stamens. Each dainty flower has seven petals, rather than five, making the flowers appear much larger. An excellent choice for a colorful hedge or screen, espalier, or border shrub, this moderate grower will reach at least eight to ten feet tall and wide. A mid-season bloomer (October through December), Pink-A-Boo prefers filtered sun and regular watering during the first growing season or in extreme heat. But once established, you'll find it requires less water and is quite tolerant of drier conditions.
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Background on Monrovia:
Founded in 1926, Monrovia is the leading grower of premium ornamental and edible plants, with more than 2,500 varieties. The company has introduced hundreds of improved plants, including more than 230 exclusives. Monrovia's Distinctively Better® plants are nurtured in custom-blended, premium soil mixes, to produce healthy plants that flourish in the landscape. Monrovia soils and organic fertilizers are now packaged for home use. From its five, eco-friendly nurseries in Visalia and Venice Hills, Calif., Dayton, Ore., LaGrange, N.C. and Cairo, Ga., Monrovia distributes its plants through independent garden centers and re-wholesalers nationwide. The company remains a family owned entity. www.monrovia.com