Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia 'Astra'
Species/Combination：C. reticulata hybrid
» English Description
American Camellia Yearbook, 1979, p.102, Reg.No.1566: A large to very large, rose pink, white on inner petals, rose form double, C.reticulata chance seedling, mid-season blooming; originated by Herbert H. Smith, Yuba City, California, USA. The 23 year old seedling first bloomed 1969. Flower has 50-58 petals, 3-5 petaloids, yellow anthers and pale yellow filaments. Average size, 12.5 cm wide by 7.5 cm deep. Plant growth is upright, dense and medium in rate with 10 cm x 7 cm dark green leaves.