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Elegans Splendor

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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1971

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Elegans Splendor'

Chinese Name:赛牡丹

Japanese Name



C. M. Wilson Splendor American Camellia Yearbook, 1969, Reg. No.1116. The name was subsequently changed to Elegans Splendor in 1972.

Elegans Splendour Mount Congreve Wholesale Nursery, 1990-1991, Price List, p.4. Orthographic variant for Elegans Splendor.

Saimudan Gao, Jiyin, Ltr, 30 July 1990. Chinese synonym for the USA. C.japonica, sport of Elegans - Elegans Splendor.


» English Description

SCCS., 1971, The Camellia Review, vol.33, No.1 as ‘C.M. Wilson Splen­dour’ with front cover colour photo. American Camellia Yearbook, 1973, p.190, Reg. No.1116: Originally registered as ‘C.M. Wilson Splendor’. The formation and leaves are the same as Ele­gans Supreme except that the colour is the soft pink of C.M. Wilson. A sport of C.M. Wilson. A notice of this name change was published in the Sept.1972 ACS., The Camellia Journal. Origi­nated at Nuccio’s Nurseries, Altadena, California, USA. Received the “Sewell Mutant Award” for 1974. See colour photos: p.84, Macoboy, 1981, The Colour Dictionary of Camellias; the front cover ACRS, 1982, Camellia News, No.83 and Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.II, 1978, p.36, pl.49. Chinese synonym: ‘Saimudan’, (Superior Peony). See note under Elegans Cham­pagne. Orthographic variant ‘Elegans Splendour’.

» Chinese Description

高继银、苏玉华、胡羡聪,2007. 《国内外茶花名种识别与欣赏》,第83页。美国加利福尼亚州Nuccio’s Nurseries Inc.苗圃培育,系‘牧童之神’(C.M.Wilson)品种之突变。花嫩粉红色,花瓣边缘渐变白色,托桂型,大到巨型花,最大花径可达15cm,大花瓣皱褶,边缘木耳状,瓣面有深色细脉纹,中部小花瓣簇拥成团,带白斑,边缘有锯齿,偶有黄色雄蕊间生,花朵稠密。叶片浓绿色,叶齿深尖,质薄,植株开张,生长旺盛。花期中至晚。