Plant Guardians

Camellia japonica ‘Senator Duncan U. Fletcher’

Bred by Edith Churchwell for Gerbing’s nursery USA in 1941 and named for her uncle, Hon. Duncan U Fletcher, US Senator for Florida for many years. The provenance of this cultivar was published in Herbertia (1941). Originating from seed, it has twisted, dull green foliage and growth is slow and upright. It flowers mid to late season, with attractive, semi-double flowers - peony formed - in a rose to dark red colour.

Threat Status: Threatened In Cultivation As assessed by the Plant Heritage Threatened Plants Programme. For more details see

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