Chosen by Gianmario Motta
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Andrea Doria'
Franchetti, 1855, Collezione di Camelie, p.30.Synonym for Andrea Doria.
Mercatelli Catalogue, 1895. Orthographic error for ‘Faraggiana’, synonym for Andrea Doria.
van Houtte Catalogue, 1868, 123:49. Synonym for Andrea Doria.
Exbury Nursery Catalogue, 1962, p.9. Orthographic error for ‘Faraggiani’, synonym for Andrea Doria.
» English Description
Luzzatti Catalogue, 1853. No description. Franchetti, 1855, Collezione di Camelie, p.9: Imbricated in the form of Incarnata; flowers often form star-like; scarlet red with some white streaks. Verschaffelt, 1859, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book X, pl.2: A perfection amongst perfections. Received from Italy two or three years ago, it blooms with remarkable ease and abundance. Its flowers are of medium size but perfect form. Its leaves, fully ovate-lanceolate, have large serrations. The colouring is a vivid cherry-red with a few, faint, white stripes. Synonyms: ‘Faraggiana’, ‘Faragian’, ‘Fargini’, ‘Farogiana’, and, erroneously ‘Connestabili’, ‘Conestabile’. Orthographic error: ‘Anorea Doria’. A sport of Countess of Ellesmere.