Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia rusticana 'Awaji'
» English Description
Tuyama, 1968, Camellias of Japan, pl.118, p.59, description, p.122: Leaves green to dark green, obovate to rhomeo-obovate, curved, apex blunt-acute, shining, upper surface veinlets impressed, 6.2-7.7 cm long by 3.5-3.9 cm wide, petioles 8-9 mm long. Flowers, pink (Rhodomine Pink 527/2-3), semi-double, petals straightly spreading; 3-4 hairy petals, 8-11 normal petals. Androecium, 3.4 cm high, staminal tube short, stamens in 5 groups with 1-3 small petals; filaments creamy. Late flowering. Originated in a private garden, Saka-machi, Niigata, Japan. Collected, named and released by Susumu Ichikawa. For colour plate and description see Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.15 & p.199.