Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Chūbu-kimigayo'
» English Description
Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.95, colour photo, p.230, description: A white, open, informal, incomplete double, large, 10-11 cm across, with thin, translucent petals, particularly towards the edges, which are fluted and waved. The stamens are broken into fascicles by small, erect, creped, centre petals. Leaves, medium size, mid-green, shallowly serrate, margins twisted, reflexed with impressed venation. Originated in Chūbu, Japan. See colour photo & description in Satō, 1975, Chūbu no Tsubaki, p.88 which erroneously lists this cultivar as ‘Kimigayo’. There is also a cultivar of the name Kimigayo from the Kantō District which has a cylindrical stamen cluster.