What's not to love? Lovely evergreen foliage, intense, some might say garish, color, delightful fragrance and blooming in December. Perhaps I'll go back and get one. True confession time: Camellia japonicas grow all over my garden with nary a problem but I've killed a couple C. sasanquas. They do very well for me in pots though so maybe that's the answer for me and these lovelies.
And here we have a bloom fully open and exposing her reproductive organs. Hardy in zones 7 -9 and liking more sun than C.japonicas. That means that here in the soggy pacific northwest, we can grow it in full sun.