October Magic® Pink Perplexion™ Camellia
Camellia sasanqua 'Green 03-016' PP27334
The Pink Perplexion, not to be mixed up with the Pink Perfection Camellia which can get up to 10 ft tall, the Perplexion grows to a modest 5 ft by 5ft size, with the smaller camellia leaves that the sasanqua species is known for. The new growth is a slightly lighter green, and the plant has an overall graceful feel for a shrub that fills into a compact form. The formal pink blooms in the fall only add to the evergreen magic! Best in zones 7 through 9, this camellia is one to add to your garden beds.
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.