Chosen by Gianmario Motta
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia 'C. F. Coates'
» English Description
American Camellia Yearbook, 1948 p.V. No description. Ralph Peer, 1950, American Camellia Yearbook, p.90: “We were quite interested in a curious hybrid ‘C.F. Coates’ (C.saluenensis x C.japonica Kingyo-tsubaki) that had many double and triple pointed leaves.” A small rose-pink single flower, 6.5 cm across with medium green, ‘fishtail’ leaves; the main portion being 8-11 cm long by 34 cm wide, divided at the apex, into 2 or 3 points, finely serrate. The plant has a bushy, spreading habit. Originated by C.F. Coates in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England. The cross was made in October 1935. From the RHS Wisley Trials, in 1977 it received a Highly Commended Certificate and was described as: Leaves 8.5 cm long by 4 cm wide, dark glaucous green with flowers, 8 cm in diameter, single with one row of petals, Red Purple Group 65D very slightly flushed with Red Group 55B, veins slightly lighter colour than Red Group 55A. Flowers from Mid-season. See colour pi. p.87, Fischer, 1986, Kamellien.