Type Image Chosen by Gianmario Motta
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia rusticana 'Bonbori'
» English Description
Hagiya, 1967, Kyōto Engei Kurabu, Tsubaki Tokushū, No.7, p.14, colour photo; No.181, p.96, Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.I, 1972; Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.141, colour photo: Flower, peach pink, peony form with 8 petal rows, bowl shaped, petals, imbricated, approximately 45, stamens, deep yellow, about 140, in fascicles mixed with small petals, 8-10 cm across. Flowers mid-season. Petals protrude from the buds for a time before opening and can be weather damaged. Leaves, 6-8 cm long by 3-4 cm wide, elliptic, reflexed, serrations shallow and sharp; petiole hairy. Growth vigorous, open, spreading. Collected from Tochio City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan in 1959 by Susumu Ishizawa, named and released by Kaoru Hagiya in 1967.