Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Advent'
» English Description
American Camellia Yearbook, 1967, p.223, Reg. No.957: A 7-year old chance seedling that first bloomed in 1963, originated by George A. Nelson, Florence, South Carolina, USA. Plant growth is upright, average and open, medium in rate with dark, yellowish green leaves averaging 11 cm x 5 cm. The semi-double flower, similar to ‘Herme’, (Hikarugenji), is 11-11.5 cm across and 4 cm deep and has 24 petals and 3 or more petaloids. Colour, watermelon red with yellowish golden anthers and white filaments with a reddish cast at the base. Petaloids are the rabbit-eared type. Buds are rounded and, when half open, the flower is rose form. Blooms early to mid-season.