How have native Chinese plants changed Western gardens? Continuing their focus on Eastern Asian plants, this week We Dig Plants takes on the Camellia. Between the interesting factoids that link the Camellia to both the economic and ornamental realms, Carmen and Alice share the history behind the Camellia sinensis (tea plant) before getting Brienne Gluvna Arthur on the line in the second half of the show to further discuss the differences between Camellias commonly found throughout the United States today. Did you know the Camellia was Coco Chanel’s favorite? Tune in for more on this fashionable flower.