Chosen by Gianmario Motta
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Black Red'
» English Description
Black Red. (C. japonica) ACS, The Camellia Journal, June 2013, p.25 with colour photo; Regn No.2845, Originated, registered and propagated by Vernon E. Howell, Lucedale, Miss, USA. ACS Yearbook, 2013, p.106 with colour photo; A 16 year old seedling, first flowered 2002. The very large, 15cm diameter x 7.5 cm, flower is semidouble with 9+ petals, deep red, with black trim not caused by weather. Yellow anthers and pink filaments, (photo shows these in tubular form). Flowers early to mid-season. Long-lasting flowers fall whole. Plant is upright with average growth rate. Dark green leaves average 10cm x 5cm with medium serration.