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Betty Hopfer

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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1951

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Betty Hopfer'

Chinese Name

Japanese Name



Betty Hopfge  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’.


Flower Size7.6-8.9 cm

Blooming Season3-5 Month United States