Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Ben Parker'
» English Description
American Camellia Yearbook, 1955, p.335, Reg. No.235: A 30 year old seedling of Elegans, originated by Ben Parker, Mississippi, USA, that first flowered 1932. Plant growth is upright, compact and slow. Leaves are large, dark green, medium serrate. Flower, semi-double with 8-16 petals and central stamens with up to 7 trumpet shaped petaloids on thick filaments. Flowers vary from 10-12.5 cm in diameter. Colour is China rose, (5-B-6 Maerz & Paul Chart). Flowers early to mid-season. Sports: Ben Parker Variegated, Blush Ben Parker.