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Year Published/Registered1980

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

Scientific Name:Camellia reticulata 'Dandahong'

Chinese Name:淡大红

Japanese Name

Meaning:Pale Bright Red


Pale Bright Pink Dryden, 1982, SCCS., The Camellia Review, vol.44, No.1, pp.16, 17. Synonym for Dandahong.

Pale Bright Red Yü & Bartholomew, 1980, American Camellia Yearbook, p.16. Synonym for Danda­hong.

Pale Spinel Pink Bao, 1980, ACS., The Camellia Journal, vol.35, No.2, p. 18. Synonym for Dandahong.

Shuangfeiyan Feng et al., 1986, Yunnan Camellias of China, p.70. (Bright Red Beauty). Synonym for Dandahong.

Tan-ta-hung Yü & Bartholomew, 1980, American Camellia Yearbook, p.25.Different reading for Dandahong.


» English Description

Yü & Bartholomew, 1980, ACS., The Camellia Journal, vol.35, No.2, p.20; Feng et al., 1986, Yunnan Camellias of China, p.70 with colour illustration: Leaves oblong, thin, flat, apices long-acuminate, bases cuneate to broad-cuneate, 7-10 cm long, 2.7-4.7 cm wide. Flowers light pink (RHS.CC.53D-55A), the flower colour becoming gradually paler after opening, sometimes with white spots, diameter, 12-13 cm. Petals about 27 in 4-5 whorls, outer whorls flat and slightly declinate, inner whorls folded and erect. Stamens numer­ous, divided into 5-7 groups by curved petals. Pistils well developed or partly rudimentary, fertile. This is a thin leafed, loosely branched cultivar with open, pliable branches that are nod­ding when in bloom. It originated in Xiaguan, Dali, Yunnan, China. Flowers mid-season. West­ern Synonym: ‘Pale Bright Red’. Other synonym: ‘Pale Spinel Pink’. Different reading: ‘Tan-ta-hung’.

» Chinese Description