Camellia "Colonel Firey" is a shade loving plant that will load up with spectacular, formal, dark red blooms large in size. Enjoy the flowers against the contrast of the glossy dark green evergreen foliage. A must have plant for milder regions of the United States. Enjoy the blossoms from your colonel firey camellia mid to late season. Consider this shade loving evergreen around outdoor living spaces in the backyard where the red flowers can be enjoyed up close. This red blooming camellia would be stunning inserted into side yards for short range window viewing, or integrated into a large shrub bed with other acid loving plants. Consider under a large shade tree with a filtered canopy. Hardy to USDA zone 8 and all higher zones. Makes great container plant on shady porch or patio. Keep soil moist, not soggy or dry. Shipped potted in soil to ensure the best possible start when planted in yard or garden.