There's a petal blight hitting the country's camellias, but it didn't put a blight on the weekend's Whangārei Camellia Show.

Hundreds of people visited Forum North on Saturday to see the Whangārei Camellia Society's annual show, which had some great blooms despite the blight, club president Trish Byles said.

David Muir and Trish Byles, President of the Whangārei Camelia Society admire the artistary of the blooms on show at the club's annual show.
David Muir and Trish Byles, President of the Whangārei Camelia Society admire the artistary of the blooms on show at the club's annual show.

"It went very well considering the blight that is affecting camellias across the country. I had people coming up to me during the show asking how we managed to get such lovely flowers without any blight,'' Byles said.

''But it was just the luck of the draw really. I cut some of mine the night before and by the next morning they were showing a bit of the blight, so we were very lucky.''

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Sue Owen, from Whangārei, had the best in show with her "Elegans Champagne".

Northern Advocate photographer Tania Whyte went along too.

Violet Walker and Amanda Pope from Tranquil Bay Care have a day out to see the camellias at Fourm North on Saturday.
Violet Walker and Amanda Pope from Tranquil Bay Care have a day out to see the camellias at Fourm North on Saturday.