Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Dride'
Franchetti, 1855, Collezione di Camelie, p.26. Synonym for Dride.
» English Description
Verschaffelt Catalogue, 1847-1848, p.56, No description. Verschaffelt, 1849, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book I, pl.I: Received from Italy in 1847...it belongs to the class of camellias with regular imbricated and striated blooms, It differs from Verschaffeltiana by its oval-oblong leaves, which are smaller and more sharply serrated; by its blossoms of paler pink, and composed of pointed, not rounded petals as is the latter.