Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia 'Bishōnen'
Japanese Name：美少年 びしょうねん
» English Description
Yoshimura Catalogue, 1969; Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.126, colour photo, p.243, description: Pink background with deeper pink peppering and a few dashes of carmine, edges of petals touched with very pale pink merging to white, large Higo style flower, 11-13 cm across, 7 petals, irregular shapes with creped edges, opening flat; large central burst of stamens. Blooms mid-season to late. Leaves, dark green with prominent veins, large, elliptical, growth spreading. A sport of Shintsukasa-nishiki. Originated in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Nanpū is regarded as being the same sport.