Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia 'Carolyn Snowdon'
Species/Combination：C. reticulata hybrid
SCCS., 1987, Camellia Nomenclature, p.117. Orthographic error for Carolyn Snowdon.
» English Description
International Camellia Journal, No.18, p.142, Reg. No.11: Originated by Dr J.A. Smart, Barnstaple, North Devon, England, from the cross C.reticulata Buddha x C.japonica Ville de Nantes. First flowered 1978. The flower is a large semi-double, size, 12 cm x 6 cm with 16 slightly notched petals in 2 rows, standing apart and 1-2 petaloids. Its colour is RHS Red Group 53B-C, stamens in fascicles, anthers yellow, filaments white. Flower shatters. Leaves, glossy, medium green, keeled, elongated elliptic, moderately serrate, acuminate,13 cm long by 6.5 cm wide. Petioles 10 mm long. Habit, upright and rapid grower. Orthographic error: ‘Carolyn Showdon’. Received the RHS “Award of Merit” in 1986.