Type Image Chosen by Gianmario Motta
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Arciduchessa Augusta'
de Jonghe, Beknopte Handleiding tot het Kweeken von Camellias, p.107. Orthographic variant for Arciduchessa Augusta.
Auguste van Geert Nursery Catalogue, No.65, 1869-1870, p.49. Orthographic error for Arciduchessa Augusta.
Arch Duchess Augusta
Wicks, W.C., Ltd., Catalogue, 1978. Orthographic error for Arciduchessa Augusta.
Florist, Fruitist and Garden Miscellany, 1859. Orthographic variant for Arciduchessa Augusta.
The Saville Garden Catalogue, 1978. Orthographic error for Arciduchessa Augusta.
SCCS, 1954, The Camellia. Its Culture and Nomenclature, p.26. Orthographic variant for Arciduchessa Augusta.
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» English Description
van Houtte, 1846-1847, Catalogue, 27:19 as ‘Archiduchessa August’: Imbricated. Beautiful red. Verschaffelt, 1852, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book VIII, pl.IV: Sometimes the petals, by their imbrication, form radiated, almost regular series, sometimes spiral-alternate. The double colouring a rich, vivid crimson, intersected in the middle of the petals by a double, sometimes triple, white stripe at the centre; these stripes join to form one which can be variegated by some purple stripes. As the bloom ages the colouring becomes paler and a lilac coloured or pale violet margin appears on the petals. Burnier & Grilli in the Gardeners’ Chronicle, No.6, 1850, gives Puccini as identical. The variety was originally raised by M. Jos. Piccioli, Florence, Italy, who offered it to Burnier & Grilli. They rejected it as they found it too similar to their Puccini. He then disposed of it to M. Vicenzo Corsi in 1845, who sold it to van Houtte. It was erroneously equated with ‘Pecchioliana’ by van Huotte in his Flore des Serres. This is a synonym for the Burnier & Grilli variety, Contessa Nencini. From this history it would seem that Arciduchessa Augusta and Puccini are not truly synonymous, but very similar. Orthographic variants and errors: ‘Archduchess Augusta’, ‘Archiduchesse Augusta’, ‘Archduchessa Augusta’, ‘Archduchesse Augusta’, ‘Arch Duchesse Auguste d’Orleans’, ‘Archiduchessa Augusta’, ‘Archiduchesse Auguste’, ‘Archiduchesse Auguste Marie’, ‘Achiduchesse Augusta’.