Chosen by Gianmario Motta
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Bella Milanese'
da Silva Catalogue No.29, 1929. Orthographic variant for Bella Milanese.
Auguste van Geert, 1854, Catalogue, No.36, p.33. Orthographic error for Bella Milanese.
da Silva Catalogue, 1927, No.49. Orthographic error for Bella Milanese.
Hazlewood & Jessep, 1972, Checklist - Camellia Cultivars from Nursery Catalogues, p.21. Orthographic variant for Bella Milanese.
» English Description
Luzzatti, 1851, Collezione di Camelia, p.7. No description. Franchetti, 1855, Collezione di Camelie, p.14: Rosy pink, spotted and streaked with pale carmine. Imbricated. Verschaffelt, 1855, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book X, pl.II: Received in the Autumn, 1853 from M. Luzzatti, of Florence, Italy, who obtained it from seed. Blooms, larger than average, are regularly imbricated, having a double form, Those of the first rows being rounded, slightly emarginate; those following are lanceolate, at the centre where they are grouped in the form of a rose. Their colouring is a delicate pink, becoming lighter at the margins and variegated with crimson dashes and stripes. Orthographic errors: ‘Bella Milanaise’, ‘Belle Milanaise’, ‘Belle Milanese’, ‘Bella Milanesa’.