Chosen by Gianmario Motta
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia 'Bill LaRose'
Species/Combination：C. reticulata hybrid
» English Description
American Camellia Yearbook, 1981, p.94, Reg. No.1764: A very large, burgundy red, semi-double C.reticulata hybrid (C.reticulata, ‘Crimson Robe’ (Dataohong) x [(C.reticulata ‘Cornelian’ (Damanao) x C.japonica Mrs D.W. Davis) x C.reticulata ‘Cornelian’], mid-season to late flowering; originated by Frank Pursel, Oakland, California, USA. The 8 year old seedling first bloomed 1979. Average flower size 12 cm across by 7.5 cm deep with numerous petals and yellow anthers. Plant growth is upright, average and medium in rate with heavily serrated, dark green leaves, 12.5 cm long by 7.5 cm wide.