Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Abate Bianci'
Hazlewood & Jessep, 1972, Checklist - Camellia Cultivars from Nursery Catalogues, p.1. Orthographic error for Abate Bianci.
Azalea and Camellia Society of America Yearbook, 1933, p.20. Orthographic error for Abate Bianci.
» English Description
Verschaffelt, Nouvelle Iconographie, 1858, Book V, pl.I: This variety, which is of Italian origin, has been cultivated for several years already...The blossoms, by the regularly imbricated arrangement of their rounded, undulate petals, faintly emarginate at the summit, are classed amongst the perfections and, in spite of the small size, are distinguished by the contrast of the bright pink of the heart and the circumference, with the delicate pink of the intermediate petals. Originated in Italy by B. Lechi. Orthographic error: ‘Abate Bianca’.