Chosen by Gianmario Motta
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Amalia Melzi'
Joseph Baumann, 1856, Prix Courant, p.2. Orthographic variant for Amalia Melzi.
Prudente Besson Catalogue, 1864. Orthographic variant for Amalia Melzi.
Auguste van Geert, 1855, Catalogue, No. 38, p.25. Orthographic error from Amalia Melzi.
» English Description
Ambroise Verschaffelt, 1852-1853 Catalogue, p.18. No description. Luzzatti Catalogue, 1853. No decription. Verschaffelt, 1854, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book 12, pl.4: Of Italian origin. Although it belongs to the perfections by the imbrications of its petals, these have various shapes and are inserted in a certain, disorderly way; sometimes like a star, at other times, regularly imbricated. The blossoms, of medium size, are a vivid cherry-red, becoming pink to the centre, which forms a rose shaped heart. The green leaves are rather small but compact. Originated in Italy by Negri, Milan. Orthographic variant: ‘Amelia Melzi’, ‘Amelia Melzii’, ‘Amalie Melzi’.