Chosen by Gianmario Motta
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia reticulata 'Ali Hunt'
» English Description
Ali Hunt. (C. reticulata), ACS, The Camellia Journal, Sept 2013, p.26 with colour photo; Regn No. 2860. Originated by Hulyn Smith, Valdosta, Ga., USA. ACS, Yearbook, 2013, p.103 with colour photo; A 13 year old seedling, parentage unknown, first flowered in 2004, registered and propagated by Chuck Ritter, Melrose, Florida. The large, 11.5cm diameter x 5cm deep flower is described as semidouble (accompanying photo shows a rose form to formal double), pink with darker pink veining, and 42 petals. Bright yellow anthers and white filaments. Flowers fall whole. Flowers mid-season to late. Plant is upright, with vigorous growth, and mid-green leaves, 12.5cm x 6.5cm having little serration.