Chosen by Gianmario Motta
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Calypso Nuova'
Prudente Besson & Figlio, 1878, Catalogue, p.42. Orthographic variant for Calypso Nuova.
Franchetti, 1855, Collezione di Camelie, p.15. Orthographic variant for Calypso Nuova.
» English Description
Luzzatti, 1851, Collezione di Camelie, p.9: Magnificent flower, imbricated, clear rose with all petals stamped with white. Verschaffelt, 1858, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book XII, pl.IV as ‘Calypso Nova’: A ruddy, delicate pink colouring, more vivid at the centre, a regular and perfect imbrication, floral dimensions of medium size...received from Italy, its native country about two years ago. Its blossoms, of medium size (more than 10 cm across), are formed of small petals, rounded or oval, full or lobulate at the apex and imbricated with great regularity; at the centre, which is a deeper shade, they are smaller and form a serried heart. Orthographic variants: ‘Calipso Nova’, ‘Calypso Nova’.