Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia rusticana 'Chabashira'
» English Description
Hagiya & Ishigawa, 1968, Kyōto Engei Kurabu, Tsubaki, Tokushū, No.9: “Description of New Snow Camellias” with black and white photo p.7: A dark red single of 5-6 petals, 5-6 cm across with twisted and creped petals, cup form. Stamens about 100, filaments dark yellow. Early to mid-season flowering. Leaves pendulous, obovate, 7 cm long. Long petioles. Collected in the wild from the mountains of the Mishima Sub-prefecture, Niigata Prefecture, Japan, 1961 by Susumu Ishizawa. Named and released by Kaoru Hagiya. See Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.95 & p.230. Note: The chance phenomenom of ‘chabashira is adored among Japanese as an omen of good luck.