October Magic® Carpet™ Camellia
Camellia sasanqua ‘Green 01-006’ PP27597
When you search up the smallest or shortest camellia, the Shishi Gashira (which we also offer) is your first option, growing up to be 5 ft tall--but that is now a misnomer with this new sasanqua, read: fall blooming, camellia. With the Carpet coming in at 3 ft tall, this camellia is officially the shortest we offer. With the unassuming name of Carpet, these make for great groundcover and when you want a smaller camellia for your yard. The pink double blooms are sure to wow, with the ruffles of the petals being a stand out feature compared to other camellias. This evergreen likes to stay in zones 7 through 9.
Teas/tisanes can be made from all camellias, for varied flavored results depending on the variety and processing methods used--some cultivars have caffeine, while some do not. There are resources available online for the hobbyist and production-minded tea makers alike. Research, experiment, process and use at your own risk.