Chosen by Gianmario Motta
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Burgundy Gem'
» English Description
New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, March 1992, Issue No.111, Vol.XVII, No.4, p.6, Reg. No.290: Originated by Les Jury, New Zealand. First bloomed in 1987 and now 13 years old. A seedling of Kon-wabisuke crossed with Zambo. It is of average habit and growth rate; dark green leaves 9 cm wide x 4 cm wide. The anemone to peony form flower is small, from 6 cm across x 4.5 cm deep with 25 petals and about 67 petaloids, of dark cardinal red (RHS.CC.53A) with lemon yellow anthers. Blooms mid-season.