Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia 'Dot Spengler'
Parks, 1976, American Camellia Yearbook, p.50, fig.2. Renamed Dot Spengler as name already in use.
» English Description
American Camellia Yearbook, 1978, p.128, Reg. No.1469: A small spirea red, (RHS.CC.025/1) semi-double to loose, peony form C.sasanqua hybrid, a cross of the female parent ‘Crimson King’ and the male parent, Asper hybrid No.4(C.sasanqua x C.reticulata ‘Lion Head’) (Shizetou) originated by Dr C.R. Parks, North Carolina, USA. The 14 year old hybrid first flowered 1968. The flower has 10-12 petals, 5 petaloids, yellow anthers and cream filaments. Average size 7.5 cm across x 4 cm deep. Flowers late. Plant growth, spreading, dense, open and medium to slow in rate with dark green sasanqua type leaves. This hybrid was illustrated in American Camellia Yearbook, 1976 facing p.50, invalidly as ‘Dorothy Spengler’. The name was changed to Dot Spengler on registration.