Chosen by Sueo Takano
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia sasanqua 'Akashigata (sasanqua)'
Japanese Name：明石潟 あかしがた
different typing for Akashigata
» English Description
Minagawa, Iza’emon, 1885, Nisshō’en Chabaifu: Large size, white with pale red graduation. Chūgai Nursery Co., 1935-1936 Catalogue, p.26 as ‘Akashigata’: White variegation, large flower. Yashiroda, 1950, American Camellia Yearbook, p.22: Large size, white with shades and stripes of pink, 12-13 petals, broad, thick and of good texture, creping towards the apex and inner petals somewhat curled or twisted; leaves fine, glossy green, slightly cup-shaped. Habit upright, vigorous, fast grower; resembles Narumigata, but differs in having curling petals. Early flowering. See: Colour photo and description Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.I, 1972, pl.546 & p.389. Originated in the Kantō District, Japan.