Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'C. W. Swann'
» English Description
C.W. Swann. (C.japonica), New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, March 2005, Issue No.150, vol.XXIV, No.2,
p.35, Reg. No.466. Registered by M. & L. Mangos, Tauranga, New Zealand. A 12 year old
seedling of Bob Hope, pollen parent unknown, which first flowered in 1997. Flower is semidouble, with 3-4 rows of flat, separated layers of petals. Flower size is 10 cm diameter x 5 cm
deep, with 21 petals and gold anthers on pinkish-white filaments. Colour is dark red
(RHS.CC.60B) with prominent black-red veining on the outer two-thirds of each petal. Plant
is upright, of average density, and of slow growth rate, with dark green leaves 10 cm long x 4
cm wide. Flowers early to late.