The Christmas Camellia (Camellia x vernalis 'Yuletide') is one of my favorite wintertime plants.
The broadleaf evergreen shrub produces its showy red blossoms from Fall through December, and sometimes, even into January. We have two plants growing outside our bedroom window, and it is always a pleasure to look out and see their colorful blooms brightening a drab winter day.
We also have pink Sasanquas, which bloom through December.
One of the nicest things about living in the South, is being able to have a bouquet of fresh cut flowers from our yard during the holidays. I made this bouquet of Christmas Camellias and pink Sasanquas last Christmas Eve ...
We have one bloom on our camellia bush today, but it is loaded with buds on the verge of popping open. To every thing there is a season ... and I love "the Season of the Christmas Camellias."