Be sure to use a well drained soil medium when planting any Camellia as they prefer fall planting with less watering than you might think. In NC our soil is clay so we prefer to use pine bark soil conditioner when planting Camellia, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, and Azalea.
Winter's Interlude Camellia
Camellia Sasanqua 'Winter Interlude'
Winter's Interlude is an eye-catcher with its outer pink petals and towards the center an intertwined, clustered combination of creamy white and clear pink smaller petals. This evergreen reaches a mature height of 5-8 feet and a width of 4-5 feet. Great for beds and borders, hedges and screens, patio and containers, wall side borders, and the camellia's signature cut flowers for you to show off.
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.