Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Eddie Gilley'
» English Description
American Camellia Yearbook, 1974, vol.II, p.232, Reg. No.1325: A three year old chance seedling C.japonica that first bloomed 1972; originated by Paul Gilley, Grand Ridge, Florida, USA. The semi-double, Frizzle White type, bloom- is dark red with 16-18 petals and 34 petaloids with light red anthers and bright yellow filaments. Average size is 13 cm across x 7.5 cm deep. The bloom has a glossy sheen as in Lady in Red and is long lasting with some petals folded. Blooms mid-season. There is also a variegated form.