Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Augusta Superba'
» English Description
Berlèse, 1840, Monographie, ed.2, p.106: Leaves of average size, oblongovate, slightly acuminate, similar to ‘Hallesia’ with the same veins and serration, of deep green; buds scales blackish at the base and green at the apex. Flower 8 cm across, semi-double, clear cherry red, sometimes dark cerise; outside petals in 3 rows, oblong, well imbricated but not numerous, those at the centre, mixed with stamens and petaloids, short, narrow, reddish, few, leaving an opening in the centre of the corolla. Originated in Italy.