Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia rusticana 'Benikagami'
Japanese Name：紅鏡 べにかがみ
» English Description
SCCS, 1972, Camellia Nomenclature, p.161: Crimson, medium peony form. Seibundō, Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.134, colour photo: Crimson. Medium size, open peony form, 10-11 cm across, about 25 petals, with stamens divided into fascicles, filaments dark yellow. Late season flowering. Leaves, medium size, light green, apex acuminate, base obtuse, finely serrate. Vigorous, bushy, spreading growth. Petioles hirsute. Originated in Naka-kanbara Sub-prefecture, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Collected by Susumu Ishizawa, named and released by Kaoru Hagiya in 1970.