Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'AW Jessep'
» English Description
Merrillees, Shere Camellia List, 1950, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia. No description. Merrillees, Shere Catalogue, 1951, p.4: (Botanic Gardens, Melbourne). Incomplete long tiered (hose-in-hose), perfect white, very large, of good substance. Jessep, 1955 ANZCRS, Camellia Annual, p.6, Reg. No.8: Published Camellia Trail, 1950, p.30. Parent: Gauntlettii, (‘Sodekakushi’). The seed was obtained from under a plant of ‘Gauntlettii’ in the garden of Dr Clendinnen, Kallista, Victoria, Australia, and planted in Melbourne Botanic Gardens. First flowered 1948. Won blue ribbon for best seedling at the Camellia Show of the RHS (Vic.) in Melbourne in 1952. Habit of growth, vigorous, slightly pendulous. Leaf large, broad, obovate,11 cm by 6 cm, bright green, and resembling the leaf of the female parent. Flower bud pointed, with long, dark green bracts. Semi-double, inclined to be hose-in-hose. Diameter 12.5 cm. Pure ivory white. Petals 15 to 20, large with firm texture. Blooms mid-season to late.