Chosen by Gianmario Motta
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia 'Alfons'
Species/Combination：C. reticulata × C. japonica
» English Description
New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, 1993, Issue No.114, vol.XVIII, No.1, p.33, Reg. No.333: Originated by A.P. Gamlin, Manaia New Zealand. A seedling from Yvonne Amazonica x San Dimas. Average growth habit, leaves dull green, 11 cm x 8 cm. Flowers semi-double to peony form, 16.5 cm across x 8 cm deep, 14 petals and up to 80 petaloids; yellow anthers on pink filaments clustered at the centre of this flame to ruby red flower. Blooms early to late. The yellow centre is surrounded by a collar of petaloids and very large petals.