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Year Published/Registered1844

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Borgia'

Chinese Name

Japanese Name



Borghi  Fratelli Rovelli Catalogue, 1852, p.12. Orthographic error for Borgia.

Borghia  van Houtte, 1852-1853, Catalogue, 48:36. Orthographic variant for Borgia.

La Borgia  Franchetti, 1855, Collezione di Camelie, p.38. Synonym for Borgia.


» English Description

Verschaffelt, 1844, Catalogue No.50, p.18.Oudin Nursery Catalogue, 1845-1846, p.42. No description. Cachet Catalogue, 1845-1846, p.6; p.87, Spae, 1848, Annals de Gand, vol.4; Berlèse, 1849, Annales de la Société Central d’Horticulture de Paris, p.276: Formal double, 9-10cm across, bright pink, almost cerise with broad white stripes. Petals in 5-6 rows, the outer rounded, the others oblong. Central petals narrow, entire, reflexed and veined red. Imbrication slightly loose. Corolla flat and round: pl.3, Book IV, Vershaffelt, 1851, Nouvelle Iconographie: Pale cerise, formal double with broad bands of white in the centre of each petal, the stripes themselves sometimes striated with pink; petals rounded at the exterior becoming almost pointed towards the centre. Van Houtte erroneously gives this camellia as a synonym for ‘Empereur de Russie’ Orthographic variants: ‘Borghia’, ‘Borghi’, ‘La Borghia’. Synonym: ‘La Borgia’. Originated in Italy.


Flower Size

Blooming Season Italy