Even after the cold weather this week my Sparkling Burgundy sasanquas look fine. That is why I think sasanqua camellias are the A-plus blooming shrubs of fall. They like high filtered shade for best blooming but can take shade and some sun most of the day. There are several things to remember about these plants. First, there are two growing types – upright and prostrate. More selections are upright in our area than prostrate. Recently I was shocked that the big box stores were not labeling the sasanquas by name, and they had all been pruned the same. This is bad news, as many folks depend on the lables for size, color, and name. That is a good reason to buy these from your local garden center. Remember their habit of growth will determine placement. For the best choice of flower types, I like to buy them in bloom, and now is an excellent planting time. There are singles, doubles, peony types, and I am sure other bloom clusters unknown to me. Also the colors vary from bold solids and pastels to shades and bicolors of red, pink, and white. These plants like well drained, fertile soil, and I think they are very easy to grow. The only major insect problem is camellia tea scale, and that is easily controlled. So remember, even after a bit of cold, sasanquas keep on blooming.