Chosen by Gianmario Motta
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Arethusa'
Scarlatti Catalogue, 1891-1892. Orthographic error for Arethusa.
» English Description
Verschaffelt, 1855, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book XI, pl.III: Mr Van Geersdale of Ghent, Belgium, who sent it to us and informed us it was of Italian origin. The perfect imbricative form of its blooms, larger than average, the numerous, rounded petals which compose them and their ruddy, uniform rose colour are pleasing qualities. Orthographic error: ‘Aretusa’.