Chosen by Sueo Takano
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Atsuhime'
Japanese Name：篤姬 あつひめ
» English Description
Latest Illustrated Book of Japanese Camellias (Camellias of Japan) 2010, p.208 with colour photo; Medium size single, colour often split between white and red on the same flower. Tubular stamen ring, gold anthers on white filaments, and slightly pinched at the top. Leaves medium size, elliptic. Somewhat slow growth. A chance seedling of a white flower sport of Jiun. Named by Takashi Tanaka, and released by Ichiro Kanetsuki. From Shimane Pref., Japan.