Type Image Chosen by Gianmario Motta
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Augustiniana Superba'
Veitch, James Jr, 1853, Catalogue of Select Stove Plants…, p.13. Orthographic error for Augustiniana Superba.
Cachet Catalogue, 1845-1846, p.6. Orthographic error for Augustiniana Superba.
J. Scott & Son Nursery Catalogue, 1868. Orthographic error for Augustiniana Superba.
van Houtte Catalogue, 1841, 7:18 and 1842, 9:19. Synonym for Augustiniana Superba.
Charles van Geert Catalogue, 1845. Orthographic error for ‘Saccoiana’, synonym for Augustiniana Superba.
» English Description
Charles van Geert Catalogue, 1845, p.2. No description. van Geert, 1846, Catalogue Général, p.62: Large, perfectly imbricated flowers, soft pink marbled lilac. Verschaffelt, 1848, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book VII, pl.IV as ‘Augustina Superba’: This camellia, of Italian origin, came to Belgium in 1843. It forms a regular, pyramidal shrub with brownish bark. Its leaves, 11-12 cm long x 9-10 cm broad, are rounded-oval, pointed, delicately serrate with deep green veining. The bud is large, rounded, with greenish scales. The anemone form bloom opened fully, is 10-11 cm across with imbricated petals, emarginate, of bright, clear rose, veined and mottled with white. Van Houtte Catalogue, 1858-1859, 72:6 gives it as a mutation of Sacco, while Luscombe Prince & Co Exeter Nurseries Catalogue, 1875, p.28 gives Sacco Nova as a synonym of Augustiniana Superba. In the Berlèse, 1844 description he says: light rose, similar to Sacco Vera. This is probably when the confusion arose between these two cultivars. Orthographic errors: ‘Augusta Superba’, ‘Augustine Superba’, ‘Augustina Superb’.