Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Ben Franklin'
» English Description
American Camellia Yearbook, 1979, p.103, Reg. No.1554: A large, crimson with purple, peony form, C.japonica chance seedling, mid-season blooming. Originated by H.B. Franklin, Florida, USA; The 7 year old seedling first bloomed 1969. Its flower has 23 petals, 5 petaloids and yellow-red stamens. Average flower size is 11 cm across by 6 cm deep. Plant growth is average density and medium in rate with dark green leaves, 9 cm x 4.5 cm.