Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia 'Elegant Beauty'
Seaforde Gardens Catalogue, 1993, p.2. Abbreviation for Elegant Beauty.
Hilsman, 1966, American Camellia Yearbook, p.135. Synonym for Elegant Beauty.
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).