Along the northern side of the house the hellebores suddenly have a riotously colorful companion. The Camellia ‘Coral Delight’ is in full bloom today.
With semi-double blooms of intense dark coral and featuring yellow stamens this is a standout evergreen shrub. It is slow-growing with a mature height and width of 6-8 feet. This particular one is barely 4 feet tall after 9 years, but for a few weeks every spring it puts on a gorgeous display.
I never can predict when this camellia will open and once again, it fooled me. It beat last year’s opening date of March 20 by sixteen days.