Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Apache'
» English Description
American Camellia Yearbook, 1961, p.218, Reg. No.587: An 8 year old chance seedling that first bloomed 1959; originated by Dr Gilbert E. Fisher, Union Springs, Alabama, USA. Plant growth is upright, of average denseness and rapid in rate. The dark green leaves average 12.5 cm x 3.8 cm. The semi-double flowers, 13 cm across and 6 cm deep, are brilliant red, with yellow stamens and have 20 plus petals and 3 or 4 petaloids. Blooms mid-season. SCCS, Camellia Nomenclature 1968, p.19 has it as a synonym for Red Giant previously registered with the ACS, by Shackelford in 1954. Sport: ‘Apache Variegated’.