Guilio Nuccio Variegated Camellia

Common Name: Japanese Camellia

Scientific Name: Camellia japonica ‘Guilio Nuccio Variegated’

Origin: Hybrid

Family: Theaceae

Bloom time: Late Winter - Early Spring

Camellia japonica 'Guilio Nuccio Variegated' is a virus-variegated form of C. japonica 'Guilio Nuccio'. Before spring summons bountiful tulips to boxwood beds in the Levy Parterre, the Guilio Nuccio Variegated Camellia offers frilly marbled coral-pink blooms arranged in layers around bright yellow stamens. Camellias – often the showiest specimens during cold-weather months – are considered symbols of luck for the Chinese New Year.