We both love Camellia's. Pictured above is the beautiful camellia plant which which graces our neighbor's outdoor entry way. It reminds us both of a sunny side up egg. However, the real name of this beauty is Silver Waves. Its semi-double blooms are 4 to 5 inches wide.
The camellia flower was one of Coco Chanel's favorite flowers. It inspired the line of accessoriesmade in the shape of the flower.
Coco fell in love with camellias after reading Alexandre Dumas novel, La Dame Aux Camélias. This novel was later adapted to the stage by the author who was 23 at the time. It was also created as a ballet.