Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Betsy'
» English Description
ACS, 1985, The Camellia Journal, vol.40, No.2, p.31, Reg. No.1966: Small, shades of pink, semi-double, C.japonica chance seedling. Early to mid-season blooming. Originated by Herbert J. Martin, Sacramento, California, USA. The 9 year old seedling first bloomed 1978, average flower size, 6-7.5 cm across by 6 cm deep with 32 petals, 15 petaloids, yellow anthers and white filaments. Plant growth is spreading, average with dark green leaves, 7 cm x 4 cm. Note: This was originally described as a C.reticulata chance seedling and then corrected, ACS, 1986, The Camellia Journal, vol.41, No.2, p.24.