Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Chandu'
» English Description
Fendig, 1952, American Camellia Catalogue. Large, rose-red, irregular double (Peony form), 11-12.5 cm in diameter by 6-7.5 cm deep. Colour soft carmine rose (RHS,CC.,621). There are 12-15 slightly fluted, outer petals in two rows. Inner petals and petaloids form a ball shaped mass in the centre. Stamens are few and hidden, filaments white and anthers yellow. Petals are 4-5, 5 cm, obovate with notched apex and tapered base. Leaves, medium green, oval, 12.5 cm x 5.5 cm, texture stiff. Apex cuspidate, recurved, base tapered, veins raised, serrations fine and shallow. Originated by Mervin R. Culbertson, Rex Rd., Rivera, California, USA from a seedling of Elegans that first bloomed 1949.