Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Dante'
Cuvelier,V., 1887, Revue de L’Horticole Belge et Etrangere, vol.13, p.35. Orthographic variant for Dante.
» English Description
Luzzatti Catalogue, 1853. No description. Franchetti, 1855, Collezione di Camelie, p.24: Ivory white, with vivid carmine stripes and spots. Well imbricated. Verschaffelt, 1857, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book IX, pl.III: Its blooms are of the largest size, convex, pure white, with a few small, delicate pink stains and stripes. Its petals are rounded, full and apiculate; at the centre they form a compact rosette. Received a medal in 1857 when exhibited at Brussels. Synonym: ‘Le Dante’. Not to be confused with the Japanese cultivar Kagiri, invalidly known as ‘Dante’ in the USA. Originated by Negri, Milan, Italy.