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Elegant Beauty

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CountryNew Zealand

Year Published/Registered1962

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

Scientific Name:Camellia 'Elegant Beauty'

Chinese Name

Japanese Name



Elegant Seaforde Gardens Catalogue, 1993, p.2. Abbreviation for Elegant Beauty.

Elegante Hilsman, 1966, American Camellia Yearbook, p.135. Synonym for Elegant Beauty.

Meimei Gao & Zhuang, 1989, The Camellia in China, p.81, No.635. Chinese synonym for the New Zealand C.x williamsii Elegant Beauty.


» English Description

New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, 1962, vol.III, No.1, p.37, Reg. No.10: A hand pollinated hybrid raised by L.E. Jury, New Plymouth, New Zealand from the parentage C.saluenensis x C.japonica Elegans. The plant has an open, upright habit with dark green leaves, 7.5 cm long x 4 cm wide. The flower is anemone form with 20 petals and numerous petaloids. The outer petals are waved. The colour is deep rose with deeper veining. This camel­lia had earlier been referred to as ‘Elegante’ but this was rejected as too close to Elegans. Chi­nese synonym: ‘Meimei’, (Elegant Beauty).