Mississippi Gulf Coast Camellia Society plants camellias at Beauvoir

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Camellia Society planted beautiful camellias on Beauvoir property to serve as a tool on this rare flower.

In 1951, a local businessman and his wife named a camellia ‘Beauvoir’ after the historic home along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

This year, the society decided to plant camellias on a variety of historic landmarks in South Mississippi.

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Camellia Society has been around close to 70 years and loves to discuss the unique beauty. Mississippi Gulf Camellia Society member Jason Dean said, “We propagate and promote camellias on landscapes of the gulf coast. We also have adopted the camellia garden at the Orange Grove Library in North Gulfport. So, we want to make sure people are aware of camellias. We do education throughout the camellia season.”

The society wants people to know camellias can last a very long time. Some of the flowers on the Coast have been around for 150 years.

We lost a huge number of camellias due to Hurricane Katrina.

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