Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia 'Buddha's Child'
» English Description
Parks,1982, International Camellia Journal, No.14, p.31: A few crosses were made to combine the primary C.sasanqua x C.reticulata hybrid with C.reticulata. The plant texture and habit favours C.reticulata but the C.sasanqua grandparent contributes a marked improvement in texture and growth. We have one of these back-crosses with a markedly fastigate growth habit and a tendency to bloom heavily that is derived from the C.reticulata cultivar Buddha. Because of its general similarity to its mother, Buddha it has been named ‘Buddha’s Child’. American Camellia Yearbook, 1982, p.170. Reg. No.1816: A medium large, phlox-pink semi-double, C.reticulata hybrid (C.reticulata Buddha x [C.sasanqua x C.reticulata Show Girl]), originated by Dr Clifford Parks. The 15 year old seedling has flowers 10 cm across x 4 cm deep with 12 plus petals, a few petaloids, yellow anthers and cream filaments. Originated in USA.