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Peter the Flautist

Possibly "Donation" (one of the Camellia x williamsii hybrids)? I remember growing this successfully in Edinburgh. It is one of the hardiest varieties. I am sure real experts will be able to help you more (also check out the RBG).

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Barbara

I think this might be 'Debbie'.

We can't grow them here: alkaline soil.

Era

I'm fond of camellias because of their color and those nice evergreen glossy leaves. I just wished they had a fragrance. I can never really get excited about a flower unless it has a smell.

Francesca

I have the exact same flowers outside my diningroom and never knew they were camelias. They've been in bloom for a few weeks now, but I am in a warmer climate.

Peg

Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics. I have the same camellia, and now it may be Debbie or Donation - I would love to know the species name, but if I don't I do not love it any less. My buds are just starting to show colour.
I see by our paper that Edinburgh is in for a cool spell, hope it does not injure the beauty of the camellia, although they are pretty hardy!

Bluestalking Reader

It's snowing here right now, and the wind's blowing so hard I thought it would take my hair out by the roots! We've been amusing ourselves by watching things blow by the sliding glass door.

Your flowers are, as always, a balm for the spirit!

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