Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia 'Dorothy Jean'
Species/Combination：C. reticulata hybrid
» English Description
ACRS., 1987, Camellia News, No.103, p.83, Reg. No.357, with colour photo on back cover: Originated by Dr James I. Luke, Adelaide, South Australia. First flowered 1985. A chance C.reticulata seedling of unknown parentage. The flowers are informal double to Elegans (anemone) form, with approximately 40 petals and over 100 petaloids of an orange-red colour. The outer guard petals are fluted and veined, with stamens intermixed with the petaloids. The 15 cm x 5 cm flowers, open on an upright, rapid growing plant. Leaves, large, oval, flat, glossy green, margins serrate. The flower has two rows of fluted guard petals and numerous petaloids interspersed with stamens.