“Unknown Beauty”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
There always is a bit of excitement when a new flower shows up, and it doesn’t even have to be a new purchase plant either. Those that bloom only once and don’t appear again for a year also cause a bit of a stir when they start flowering. Now is the time of year when the sasanqua camellias start blooming, and I have already shared my favorite, Yuletide, in a post just a few days ago.
Well, when I pulled into the driveway late this afternoon, I noticed a single white flower on another sasanqua which means that it too is starting its annual show.
Unfortunately, I do not know the name of this particular sasanqua. I bought it when it was not in bloom, and even though it had a tag and the container was labeled “Yuletide”, it turned out to be something else. At first, I was very disappointed, but after only a few of these white flowers with pink edges showed up, I quickly made up my mind that I liked these one too. I just wish I knew its name, because now I’d like a couple more since it is a fast grower and a prolific bloomer. This particular sasanqua camellia certainly did turn out to be an unknown beauty.