Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia rusticana 'Aki-no-homare'
Synonym for Aki-no-homare.
Gao, Jiyin, 2007, The Identification....Outstanding Camellias, p.420. Chinese synonym for the Japan C.japonica Aki-no-homare.
» English Description
Katayama, Sadayuki, 1957, Tusbaki Ochabana; Yokoyama, 1975, Gendai Tsubaki Meikan, black and white photo, p.61; Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.II, 1978, colour photo No.435, p.172; Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.9, colour photo, description, p.197: Flower: white background with various sized vertical stripings of pale red, mutates to self red or red with white spots; outer petal rows imbricated; the centre consists of scattered fascicles of stamens mixed with small, erect petals. The flower is 11-13 cm across and opens early to mid-season. Leaves: Light green, medium sized, elliptical with acute apex and base, sharply serrate, leaf stalk hairy. Strong, erect, densely furnished growth. The cultivar, Gondō-shibori, also known as ‘Aki-no-homare’ in Kansai is a different cultivar. Originated in Chūbu, Japan. Synonym: ‘Aki-no-homare (Chūbu)’. A chance seedling originated and released by Kōji Yamada in 1969.