Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Anna Ray'
» English Description
American Camellia Yearbook, 1962, p.213, Reg. No.600: An 8 year old chance seedling that first bloomed 1958; originated by Mrs Homer Ray Sr., Moultrie, Georgia, USA. Plant growth is dense and rapid with dark green leaves, 10 cm long by 5.5 cm wide. The peony form flowers, similar to Daikagura, are 13 cm across and 7.5 cm deep with 40 petals and 12-15 petaloides. The blooms are light, rose pink, (Munsell Hue 75RP 7/10-6/12) with creamy filaments and yellow anthers; stamens in centre cluster and in 5 fascicles, petals folded and upright, veined a deeper colour. Flowers early to mid-season. Colour plate, front page, ACS, 1963, The Camellia Journal, vol.18, No.3. Sport: Anna Ray Variegated.