Chosen by Gianmario Motta
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Astro Nova'
» English Description
Astro Nova. (C.japonica), ACS, The Camellia Journal, Mar. 2003, p.29 with colour photo, Reg.
No.2586. A cross of Gwenneth Morey x Kona, which has white flowers with red stripes and
spots. Semi-double to anemone form, with fimbriated petals, yellow anthers and white
filaments. Originated by Ken Hallstone, Lafayette, Calif., USA, and registered by Don
Bergamini, Martinez. American Camellia Yearbook, 2003, p.60, colour photo p.c2. The
seedling first flowered in 1988. Flowers measure 11.5 cm across x 5 cm deep with 10-12
petals and 5-30 petaloids. Plant is upright and dense with average growth rate. Flowers midseason. The dark green leaves are 5 cm long x 2.5 cm wide. Note: The name is illegal
according to the International Code, which prohibits the use of Latin for cultivars.