Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'EL Steele'
» English Description
Glen St. Mary Nursery Catalogue, 1949, p.27: White, medium large, peony form. Fendig, 1953, American Camellia Catalogue with colour plate: Medium to large, white, irregular double (peony form), 10 cm across. There are 8-10 rows of rounded and scalloped guard petals. Petals recurve as flower opens. The centre is a small mass of irregular petals mixed with a few stamens. Filaments white, anthers golden. Leaves dull green, 8.5 cm x 2 cm, with shallow serrations. Originated at the Glen St. Mary Nursery, Florida, USA from seed of unknown parents.