Type Image Chosen by Gianmario Motta
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Arciduca Giovanni'
Jean Vervaene Fils, 1864, Price List No.1, p.4. Azalea and Camellia Society of America Yearbook, 1933, p.23, 30. Orthographic variant for Arciduca Giovanni.
Verschaffelt, 1858, Iconographie, Book VII, pl.I. Orthographic error for Arciduca Giovanni.
Arciduca Giovanni di Toscana
Medici Spada, 1858, Catalogo nel Giardino a Villa Quiete, p.4. Synonym for Arciduca Giovanni.
» English Description
Franchetti, 1855, Collezione di Camelie, p.11: Very large flower, imbricated, scarlet red with centre petals of varied paler shade and striped with white. Verschaffelt, 1858, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book, VII, pl.I as ‘Archiduca Giovanni’: Remarkable for the amplitude and oval form of its petals which are perfectly imbricated. It was received from Italy in the spring of 1857 and has given flowers amongst the largest, (10-11 cm) of flawless form and a vivid cherry-red, intersected towards the centre by a few faint white stripes. Originated in Florence, Italy. Orthographic variants: ‘Archiduc Giovanni’, ‘Archiduca Giovanni’, ‘Arciduca Giovanni di Toscana’.