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Antonietta Casanova

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Year Published/Registered1855

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Antonietta Casanova'

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Antonietta Casa Nuova Waterhouse, 1955, American Camellia Yearbook, p.81. Orthographic error for Antonietta Casanova.

Antonietta Casanuova Mercatelli Catalogue, 1881. Orthographic variant for Antonietta Casanova.


» English Description

Franchetti, 1855, Collezione di Camelie, p.10: Raised by Cesare Franchetti, Florence, Italy: Large, flat flower, perfectly imbricated in the form of a spiral. Bright red with some small, white stripes and sometimes with the centre striped. Verschaffelt, 1856, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book VIII, pl.I: The blooms, larger than the average, are composed of numerous petals, regularly imbricated, rounded at the circumference, oval at the centre, where they form a small, open heart. The colouring is a vivid cherry red, more delicate at the centre, where there appears faint, whitish, longitudinal lines. The foliage is small. Orthographic vari­ants: ‘Antonietta Casanuova’, ‘Antoinette Casanovae’, ‘Antonietta Casa Nuova’.