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We are excited about our newest 2019 Camellia and Sasanqua additions which include some of the latest and greatest additions to the October Magic© and Dream™ series of Sasanqua Camellias from the breeding work of Bobby Green and Green Nurseries! Starting from the upper right are: Lady Vansittart Camellia, Feathered Edge Sasanqua, Grace Albritton Camellia, Yuletide Season Sasanqua, Dream™ Weaver Sasanqua, Imbricata Camellia, October Magic© White Shi-Shi Gashira, Tiny Princess Camellia, October Magic© Crimson-N-Clover Sasanqua, Tammia Camellia.
Lady Vansittart Camellia: The variably colored medium sized semi-double flowers of this beauty are composed of wavy petals that can range from near white to blush pink with medium pink toward the center and seemingly random splashes, flecks, and stripes of bright red, or no red at all, that surround a boss of yellow stamens. Lady Vansittart Japonica Camellia is another well loved heirloom cultivar with a slow to medium growth rate. Flowers mid to late season.
Feathered Edge Sasanqua: The wavy, 3-4" wide flowers of Feathered Edge Sasanqua Camellia are white broadly edged with dark rosy red with feathery streaks radiating inward. The obviously Yume-like flowers have more petals per flower and can range from near peony form to semi-double and the plant flowers early in the season beginning in October and lasting into December.
Grace Albritton Camellia: The variably colored medium sized flowers of Grace Albritton Camellia can range from white to blush pink to near rosy red with heavy to almost no variegation which is typically most noticeable at the outer edges of the flowers. Each flower on the same plant can be different. This is a vigorous and highly adored older large flowered Japonica Camellia that flowers in mid to late season.
Yuletide Season Sasanqua: Large Christmas red semi-double blossoms are produced over an exceptionally long period outlasting the old standby Yuletide and producing flowers well after the New Year. Yuletide Season Sasanqua Camellia has a dense naturally rounded habit and develops into a 6'H x 6'W evergreen shrub.
Dream™ Weaver Sasanqua: An exceptionally vigorous and free flowering Sasanqua Camellia, Dream Weaver™ produces wave after wave of light blush pink to near white double flowers that darken to deep rosy pink at their base and retains a few yellow stamens. This Yume hybrid still retains some of the clefting on the ends of its petals like its parent. It begins flowering in October and continues well into December.
Imbricata Camellia: Deep carmine red, perfectly formed, medium sized flowers are produced in midseason on this old favorite heirloom Camellia. The perfectly arranged petals are sometimes striped with white. Imbricata Camellia is also known as: Imbricata Rubra, Prince Eugene Napoleon, Ladiner's Red, Pope Pius IX, and Rubra Plena. The many common names attest to the popularity of this 1820's introduction from China to England.
October Magic© White Shi-Shi Gashira Sasanqua: An excellent pure white, perfect or rose form flowered selection of the famed Shi-Shi Gashira Sasanqua Camellia, the October Magic© White Shi-Shi Gashira has the same growth habit and reliability as its sport parent. It produces pure white double flowers beginning in October with a show that can last well into December with flowers that absolutely shine against the deep green medium textured foliage.October Magic© White Shi-Shi Gashira Sasanqua Camellia makes an excellent and adaptable compact evergreen shrub with a tidy 4' x 4' habit that makes an easy and low maintenance addition to the garden and landscape.
Tiny Princess Camellia: Tiny Princess makes up for its lack of size with its profuse show of dainty pale pink, semi-double flowers in mid to late winter. The weight of the buds and blooms can make this somewhat open shrub with an upright habit appear to weep.
October Magic© Crimson-N-Clover Sasanqua: Large true crimson colored single flowers with a boss of starkly contrasting golden yellow stamens are produced over a long period beginning in fall and lasting well into winter. October Magic© Crimson 'N Clover Sasanqua Camellia is a medium to large evergreen shrub with a vigorous naturally upright habit and deep green medium textured foliage. Use this 'Bama crimson colored shrub as specimen, medium to large hedge, or screen.
Tammia Camellia: Perfectly formed white flowers whose outer petals are edged in light to dark pink to near red with streaks of lighter white to pink variegation. Tammia is a small flowered Camellia that flowers in mid to late season. It has an upright habit with dense bushy growth.
One of the top questions that we get is when is the best time to plant? Fall and winter are without a doubt the easiest time to establish reliably hardy perennials and woody trees, shrubs, and vines. The root systems of these plants, and many perennials are winter growing and spring/summer flowering, will continue to grow even though the above ground portion of the plant may appear to be totally dormant. Not only is it easier to establish these plants during this period but the cooler temperatures make gardening more enjoyable for the gardener.
Welcome to Almost Eden
At Almost Eden we specialize in beautiful, unusual and hard to find plants including a large variety of native plants. Our stock encompasses over 1000 varieties/species, spanning 100 different plant families for your home and garden. Our plants are live, growing and well-rooted plants often flowering or large enough to begin flowering when they are shipped with the soil and container intact. We have an excellent selection of plants for pollinators including plants for hummingbird gardens, butterfly gardens, plants that attract a variety of native bees as well as honey bees and even plants for hummingbird moths. We offer unusual and hard to find tropicals like the old fashioned types of free flowering Chinese Hibiscus, the intensely fragrant Night Blooming Jasmine, the true Jasmines and Night Blooming Cereus, as well as a variety of fragrant Angel's Trumpets and Epiphyllums (Orchid Cacti). Each year we add more and more perennials from the tried and true heirlooms, to the easy to grow natives to some of the hottest new varieties out there! We grow a variety of shrubs including a large selection of Camellias as well as deciduous Azaleas, Hydrangeas, Butterfly Bushes and many more unusual and hard to find varieties. Vines include a selection of beautiful and intriguing Passion Flowers, Pipevines, Firecracker Vines, Coral Vines in 3 colors, Coral Honeysuckles, Climbing Roses and many more. Trees include many native species but our Crybaby Trees may be the most popular item on that list! John has a huge collection of figs and each year he works diligently to offer ever more varieties so check back often to see what's available.
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The plants that we currently have listed in our online catalog are all plants that we intend to offer in the 2019 season. There may be a few rare exceptions that remain on here for information purposes but we are working toward making those available in the coming seasons. To be notified, when an out of stock product becomes available again, go to the plant's individual product page by clicking the "Details & Growing Info" link OR by clicking on the plant's image in our online catalog. Just click the 'Email me when ready' link below the 'Out of Stock' notice and our system will send you a one-time automatic email letting you know the product is available. You do need to be registered and must be signed in to our website for this feature to work. This action does not add you to any other mailing lists. We do not share, sell or otherwise give out our customer's information nor will we send you loads of SPAM. If you are interested you are welcome to sign up to receive our periodic newsletter by clicking here.
We understand what healthy quality plants should look like and our specially designed packaging system will get them from our greenhouse to your doorstep looking as though they were just plucked from the nursery. We ensure that your plants are secured safely in their soil and container. Our specially designed shipping and packaging system will get your plants to you quickly, carefully and easily via the US Postal Service Priority Mail to anywhere in the US. We will send an email stating when your order will ship and confirming the order information for verification. Please be sure to check your Spam or Junk mail if you don't hear from us within a day or two from when you placed your order. Orders are normally shipped on Mondays and Tuesdays (excluding holidays) of each week to ensure that your plants do not spend the weekend at the post office. Be sure to get your order and payment in by Friday at midnight, 12:00PM CST, for it to ship out the following Monday. See our Shipping info for more details.
Tracking Your Shipment: We have recently upgraded our packaging system so that your shipping address is verified with the USPS prior to shipping and each package is automatically assigned a tracking number. The instant we print your shipping label you are immediately sent an email that includes your tracking number and a link to the USPS website where you can track your package until it arrives safely at your doorstep. We believe this will help to ensure that your plants get to you in a timely manner and in good condition. Your tracking email will originate from Stamps.com so please add "@stamps.com" to your whitelist so that your tracking email does not end up in your SPAM folder.
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1240 Smith Rd
Merryville, LA 70653
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