Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia rusticana 'Benifude (Ehime)'
» English Description
Yokoyama & Kirino, 1989, Nihon no Chinka, p.204, colour photo and description: Small size, deep crimson, tubular single with 5 overlapping petals and central stamen cylinder with yellow anthers. Blooms mid-season. Leaves small, broad-elliptic, apices long-acuminate, margins serrulate. Selected from wild japonicas in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan. Named and released by Tokihiro Kōno around 1979. This cultivar seems distinct from the former cultivar.