Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia rusticana 'Akogare'
Japanese Name：あこがれ あこがれ
» English Description
Hagiya and Ishizawa, 1968, Kyōto Engei Kurabu, Tsubaki Tokushū, No.9, p.54, illustration (1), description, p.53; Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.9, colour photo, description, p.197: Flower, medium size, red, semi-double to rose form double, opening to show small, disordered inner petals with some white markings, 9-11 cm across; outer petals about 20 in 2 rows, large, rounded, undulate; inner semi-erect; stamens, over 100, short, irregular, in fascicles; filaments, dark yellow. Mid-season flowering. Leaves, elliptic to narrow elliptic, slightly reflexed, short hairy petiole. Strong, densely furnished habit. Originated in Higashi-kubiki-gun, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Collected by Susumu Ishizawa, named and released by Kaoru Hagiya in 1960.