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Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Adelaide'
International Camellia Journal, 1992, p.46. Orthographic error for Adelaide.
Catalogue General des plantes Cultivées dans L’Establishment de la Société Royal d’Horticulture de Belge, 1842, p.21. Orthographic error for Adelaide.
Hazlewood & Jessep, 1972, Check List - Camellia Cultivars from Nursery Catalogues, p.1. Synonym for Adelaide.
» English Description
Cachet, 1840-1841, Catalogue, p.3. No description. Rousseau, Angers Nursery Catalogue, 1842-1843, p.1: Cherry pink. Verschaffelt, Nouvelle Iconographie, 1848, Book X, pl.II and facing page as ‘Adelaide’:...obtained in Paris 5 or 6 years ago...dedicated to Mademoiselle Adelaide, sister of Louis-Philipe. The leaves of this variety, 9-10 cm long by 5-6 cm wide, are elongated ovals, regularly notched and pointed. The buds are large with greenish scales and produce regularly imbricated blooms, 9-10 cm across, full, anemone formed, of a deep red colour, with numerous petals arranged in 8-10 rows, ample, rounded, some slightly emarginate. The centre of the bloom is quite full and the petals overlap...Another variety of the same name was obtained a long time ago in Belgium, but is inferior to this one. Originated in France. Synonym: ‘Adelaide Red’.