Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Chirimen (Chinka Zufu)'
» English Description
Chinka Zufu, (before 1700), Watanabe, 1969, pl. 331, 497. Deep red, double, medium size, cup-shaped. Hirayama, (late 17th century), Tsubaki Byōbu; Yashiro, 1841, Kokon Yōrankō, vol.309. No description. It is not confirmed that these ancient Chirimen are the same as the modern clone. A colour photo and description of the modern variety of this name can be found in Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.I, 1972, p.88, pl.157 & P.314: A medium size, red, rose form double, with dark red stripes and a few white streaks and scattered stamens in the centre when fully opened. Leaves, dull, mid-green, obovate, coarsely serrate, suddenly acuminate. Originated in Japan.