Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Elata'
» English Description
Paxton, 1840, Supplement to Botanical Dictionary as “bright crimson”. Listed by many sources as from “rose red” to “violet crimson”. Buist, 1845, The American Flower Garden Directory, 3rd ed, p.218: Violet crimson, spotted with white, flower 8 cm across, perfectly imbricated to the centre and a most pleasing double. Foliage dark green, a plant of good habit. Invalidly used in America, as a synonym for ‘Enrico Bettoni’ which is, itself, a synonym for ‘Haley’s Monarch’.