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Asagao (Higo)

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Id:ICR-762

CountryJapan

Year Published/Registered1912

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

Scientific Name:Camellia 'Asagao (Higo)'

Chinese Name

Japanese Name:朝顔 あさがお

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» English Description

Taniguchi, 1912, Kaikaen Chinka Kyōkan; Hiratsuka 1964, Higo Camellia, p.12, 13; Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.I, 1972, pl.55 & p.299; Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.9, colour photo, description, p.197: Flower, large, soft pink, sin­gle Higo type, 7-9 petals, up to 13 cm across, opening flat with a large, central burst of 140-170 stamens, known as the apricot style (ume-shibe) with yellowish filaments. Late flowering. Leaves, elliptic to broad-elliptic, large, shallowly serrate, with some yellow markings. Vigor­ous, spreading habit. See, p.119, Yokoyama & Kirino, 1989, Nihon no Chinka. Originated in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Similar to ‘Bifu’.

» Japanese Description

保育社 .1974《つばき》安藤芳顕著 p.217.    日本ツバキ協会. 2010. 《最新日本ツバキ図鑑》 p.235. 熊本. []淡桃色、一重、平開咲き、花糸淡黄色、梅芯、大輪、34月。[]楕円~広楕円、中~大形、[]横張り性。強い。[来歴]1912年の「椿花競鑑」に記載のある古い品種。写/桐野、文/大藪

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