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Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Elegans Champagne'
(White Swan),Gao & Zhuang, 1989, The Camellia in China, p.49, No.296, as ‘Bai tian er’: Chinese synonym for Elegans Champagne. Orthographic variant: ‘Baitian´er’.
Gao & Zhuang, 1989, The Camellia in China, p.49 as ‘Bai tian er’,Different reading for ‘Baintian´e’.
» English Description
Nuccio’s Nurseries Catalogue, 1977, p.6: Beautiful sport of Elegans Splendor. White with cream centre petaloids. Sometimes base of petals showing pink. Early to mid-season blooming. American Camellia Yearbook, 1979, p.105, Reg. No.1526: A large to very large, white with cream centre petaloids, sometimes base of petals showing pink, anemone form C.japonica mutant of Elegans Splendor; originated by Nuccio’s Nurseries, Altadena, California, USA. First observed 1970, size 11.5 cm wide x 5 cm deep with markedly fimbriated leaves and low, spreading growth. This cultivar received the “Sewell Mutant Award” for 1980 and the “William Hertrich Award” for 1982. For colour photos see: p.83, 84, Macoboy, 1981, The Colour Dictionary of Camellias and on the front cover, SCCS, 1976, The Camellia Review, vol.38, No.2. Chinese synonym: ‘Baitiane’. (White Swan). Note: The use of any latin word form such as “Elegans” for a new cultivar name or part name is barred by the Horticultural Code from 1958 and onwards. Latin is reserved for botanical use only. This applies to Elegans Splendor, Elegans Supreme and Elegans Supreme Variegated also, as these four sports were all named after 1958, and they are therefore illegal names acording to the code. However as there is total rejection to a name change by all the National Camellia Societies, they are let stand pro tem.