Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Bessie Shearouse'
Cannon.1974, ACS, The Camellia Journal, vol.29. No.1. Orthographic error for Bessie Shearouse.
» English Description
American Camellia Yearbook, 1968, p.129, Reg. No.994: A 10 year old chance seedling that first flowered 1968; originated by George B. Shearouse, Jr., Georgia, USA. Plant growth is upright, dense and rapid with dark green, heavily veined leaves, averaging 11 cm long by 7.5 cm wide. The semi-double flower is 15 cm across and 6 cm deep with 49 petals. Light rose-pink colour with yellow stamens. It has 34 even petals and 15 creped petals, erect in the centre; 9 sets of stamens, each of 15. Blooms mid-season. Orthographic error: ‘Betsy Shearhouse’.