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Year Published/Registered1840

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

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Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Aspasia'

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Aspasia (Old)  Law Somner & Co. Catalogue, 1884, p.45. Synonym for Aspasia.

Aspasia Rosea  Jean Verschaffelt, 1879, Catalogue, No.21, p.77. Synonym for Aspasia.

Aspasia Vera  van Houtte, 1858, Catalogue, 72:6: Synonym for Aspasia.

Asphasia  Azalea and Camellia Society of America Yearbook, 1933, p.24, 29. Orthographic error for Aspasia.

Asposia  Mariotti Catalogue, 1924, p.14. Orthographic error for Aspasia.


» English Description

Cachet Catalogue, 1840-1841, p.2. No description. Baumann, Mulhouse Cata­logue, 1841-1842, p.13. No description. van Houtte Catalogue, 1858, 72:6: Brilliant carmine pink, petals lined with white at the centre. Verschaffelt, 1853, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book X, pl.III: The delicateness of this medium sized bloom justifies the name given, that of a famous courtesan of antiquity. Foliage medium size. Petals of the exterior rows are rounded, faintly emarginate or full; the others ovate, acute; the imbrication is perfect and seems to be arranged in spiral, concentric series, all of a vivid, cerise pink colour. Originated by Santarelli, Italy. Note: This name was invalidly used by Macarthur of Camden Park, Australia for one of his seedlings. Synonym: ‘Aspasia Rosea’.


Flower Size8-10 cm

Blooming Season Italy