Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia rusticana 'Benimaze'
» English Description
Hagiya, Kaoru, 1967, Kyōto Engei Kurabu, Tsubaki Tokushū, No.8, p.14, description, p.15, black and white photo: Large, 10-13 cm across, crimson, open, irregular, double to open peony to rose form double with about 11 1arge, fluted and creped outer petals, surrounding a centre of a mixture of 20 small, twisted petals and about 100 stamens with light yellow filaments. Late flowering. See colour plate: Seibundō Shinkō, 1979, Senchinshū, p.136. Mid-season blooming. Leaves, yellowish green, broad obovate medium size. reflexed, channelled midrib, petioles slightly hairy. Plant growth habit, vigorous and spreading. Originated at Yahiko Mura, Nishi-kanbara-gun, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Collected named and released by Susumu Ishizawa. See also colour plate Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1973, Garden Life, No.5.