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Year Published/Registered1818

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Atrorubens'

Chinese Name

Japanese Name



Altro Rubens  Arnaud Catalogue, 1839-1840. Orthographic error for Atrorubens.

Astrorubens  Harrison, ea., 1835, Floricultural Cabinet, vol.3, p.186. Orthographic error for Atrorubens.

Athro-Rubens  Ellis, 1953, Old Camellia Varieties, p.29. Orthographic error for Atrorubens.

Atrorubens Coccinea  Annelen der Blumsterei, 1825, according to Index Londonensis. Synonym for Atrorubens.

Atrorubens Flore Pleno  Cels, Paris Nursery Catalogue, 1817, p.9, as ‘Atro-Rubens Flore Pleno’. Synonym for Atrorubens.

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» English Description

Parmentier, 1818, Catalogue des arbres et plantes...p.15. No decription. Lod­dige’s 1818, Botanical Cabinet, vol.2, pl.170; Sweet, 1818, Hortus Suburbanus Londinensis. Imported from China by Loddiges in 1809. The flowers are small to medium, averaging 7.5 cm across. The outside petals are of heavy texture and deep crimson in colour, faintly marked by darker veins. The petals are in 2 to 3 rows and the centre of the flower is filled with small, con­fused petals, varying in size and form. Sometimes a few, elongate petals stand out from between the centre and the circumference, presenting the appearance of a second flower grow­ing from the first. Synonyms: ‘Loddige’s Red’, ‘Atrorubens Flore Pleno’, ‘Flore Pleno Atrorubens’, ‘Atrorubens Coccinea’, ‘Double Crimson’, ‘Rubra Atropurpurea’, ‘Lord Keer Ancien’, ‘Paeoniiflora Atropurpurea’, ‘Double Dark Red’, ‘Double Crimson’. Orthographic error: ‘Atrorubra’. Originated in China.


Flower Size7.5-10 cm

Blooming Season China