Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Alba Delecta'
da Silva, 1880, Forcing Varieties of Camellias in Oporto. Orthographic error for Alba Delecta.
» English Description
Verschaffelt, 1859, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book 12, pl.3: Obtained from seed in our establishment, this variety has bloomed for two or three springs. It belongs to the class of pure white perfections. The numerous petals which compose the bloom, characteristically have three different forms; they are rounded at the exterior, ovate-obtuse in the interior; lanceolate at the centre, forming a star with 6 rays, each with perfect imbrication. At the centre they are grouped in a serried heart. Originated in Belgium. Orthographic error: ‘Alba Dilecta’.