Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Aka-rōgetsu'
Japanese Name：赤臘月 あかろうげつ
Kanaoka Catalogue, [Ca.1957]. Synonym for Aka-rōgetsu.
» English Description
Tuyama, 1966, Camellia Cultivars of Japan, p.90; Camellias of Japan, plate 112, p.56, description p.120; Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.I, 1972, p.366: Leaves broadly elliptical to ovate-elliptic, finely acuminate. Petioles more or less hairy. Flowers, single, pink (Neyron Rose 623/1 or Spinel Red 0023/1-3). Petals very broad and widely opened, strongly wavy at apex. Staminal tube a little widened at apex with delicate wavy filaments. Early to mid-season blooming. Its name alludes to its early flowering, pink blossoms. An old cultivar of the Kansai District, Japan. Note: This is not a sport of Rōgetsu in spite of its name.