Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Betty Hopfer'
Fendig, 1953, American Camellia Catalogue. Orthographic error for Betty Hopfer.
» English Description
Magnolia Gardens and Nursery Catalogue, 1951; American Camellia Yearbook, 1954, p.304, Reg. No.211: A 12 year old seedling from hand pollenated cross between seed parent ‘Purity’, (Shiragiku) and ‘Herme’, (Hikarugenji), originated by Dr O.K. Hopfer, Oakland, California, USA. First flowered 1945. Plant growth, average, slow and compact. Buds like a rose-bud, blush white, pink tinged, opening to an irregular, complete double with colour fading from pink to white. Similar form to Professor Sargent. Very late flowering. SCCS, 1956 The Camellias. Its Culture and Nomenclature reduces this cultivar name to a synonym for the Japanese variety Toki-no-hagasane but this cannot be so if the above registration is genuine. Orthographic error: ‘Betty Hopfge’.