Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia 'Edith Mazzei'
Maize Chinese synonym for USA C. reticulata Edith Mazzei.
» English Description
American Camellia Yearbook, 1982, p.171, Reg. No.1845: A very large, red, semi-double C.reticulata hybrid, (‘Crimson Robe’ (Dataohong) x Jean Pursel); originated by Frank Pursel, Oakland, California, USA. Blooms mid-season to late. The 8 year old seedling first bloomed 1981. Average flower size, 13 cm across x 7.5 cm deep. Plant growth is upright, open and medium in rate with dark green, heavily serrate leaves, 12.5 cm x 7.5 cm. Colour photo, front cover, New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, 1987, No.2. Note: Mrs Edith Burke Mazzei died aged 89 on September 3rd 2010 (see her obituary at ICJ 2010, p.54).