Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Durrant's Dilemma'
» English Description
New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, 1969, vol.IV, No.2, p.9, Reg. No.42: Chance seeding of Ville de Nantes raised by Mrs T Durrant, Rotorua, New Zealand, that first flowered, 1964. Plant habit and foliage similar to the seed parent. The leaves are bright green, lanceolate, with broad, shallow serrations. The flower has a distinct, spiral form of 7 radial arms, each with 12-13 petals. Colour is red with a central stripe on some petals. Occasional tiered formation on some flowers. The flowers are 8-10 cm across and become hemispherical. Illustration p.10.