Chosen by Gianmario Motta
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Beau Harp'
» English Description
American Camellia Society Newsletter, 1949, vol.4, No.3; American Camellia Yearbook, 1954, p.302-303, Reg. No.10: Illges Medal Award 1949. A seedling from the C.japonica seed planted 1936, first flowered 1945; originated by G.H. Wilkinson, Florida, USA. It is of very hardy, upright growth. Large, oval buds. The red flowers, incomplete double with large petaloids, open early to mid-season and are 10-15 cm across with 22-30 petals. Leaves, broadly oval, mid-green, 10 cm long by 6 cm wide; apex acuminate, venation prominent, coarse and wide serrations. See colour photo p.131, Feathers, ed.1978, The Camellia, facing p.131. Sport: Dr John Bell.