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Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Edo-nishiki'
Japanese Name：江戸錦 えどにしき
Gao, Jiyin, 1993, The Observations from the Camellia World, No.467, p.64. Chinese synonym for the Japanese C.japonica Edo-nishiki, (‘Lady Vansittart’).
» English Description
[before 1868], Nennai Kusabana Nayose: Deep red stripe on white ground, large double, excellent flower. Note: After this publication, for some reason the name was not published in Japan again until 1972, Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour. The reason for this is that apparently the original tree of Edo-nishiki had been secretly maintained in the Shino family garden at Kotake-chō, Nerimaku, Tokyo since before 1868 as the owner had not wished to distribute the cultivar. Wilmot Report, 1943, p.10; Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.I, 1972, p.146, pl.329, description p.340; Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.24 colour photo, p.203 description: A white semi-double with 3 layers of fluted white petals with broad stripes of crimson and pink. The centre a small stamen cluster with yellow anthers and white filaments. Leaves mid-green, narrow elliptic, apex long acuminate, sharply serrate, strongly wavy and recurved, venation clear. Late blooming. See also: Yokoyama & Kirino, 1989, Nihon no Chinka, p.338. Originated in Kantō area, Japan. Sport: Fukurin-edo-nishiki. Western synonym: Lady Vansittart.