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Benichōji (rusticana)

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Id:ICR-1360

CountryJapan

Year Published/Registered1967

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

Scientific Name:Camellia rusticana 'Benichōji (rusticana)'

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Hagiya, 1967, Kyōto Engei Kurabu, Tsubaki Tokushū, No.8. Tuyama, 1968, Camellias in Japan, pl.223, description, p.156: Leaves broad-elliptic, acuminate­-cuspidate at the apex, margins serrate, petioles 5 mm long, hairy. Flowers of irregular peony type, deep red, (Currant red 821/2) 5-6 cm across by 3 cm deep; petals incurved at apical mar­gin,13-15, the largest, 2.9 cm x 3 cm; 40-50 small, central petaloids, intermingled with stamens, sometimes anemone centered. Collected in Ojiya-shi, Niigata Prefecture in 1959. See colour pl.372, p.158 & p.347, Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.I, 1972. There is also a white varie­gated form named Shibori-chōji.
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