Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia rusticana 'Araiso'
Japanese Name：荒磯 あらいそ
» English Description
Hagiya and Ishizawa, 1967, Kyōto Engei Kurabu, Tsubaki Tokushū, No.8, p.4, black and white photo; Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.I, 1972, p.370; Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.14, colour photo, p.199, description: Flower, crimson, spherical, peony form, informal double, the centre a confused mass of small twisted petals, petaloids and stamens, like a marigold flower, 8-10 cm across. Late flowering. Outer petals 12-20, rather narrow and waved; in the centre, approximately 120 slender, twisted petals, confused with about 120 stamens. Leaves, medium size to small, elliptical, reflexed, stem hairy, mid-green, sharply, shallowly serrate; clearly veined. Vigorous, erect growth. Colour photo p.381, Yokoyama & Kirino.1989, Nihon no Chinka. Originated in Ojiya City, then at the Agricultural Dept. of the Niigata University, Japan by Dr Hagiya.