Type Image Chosen by Gianmario Motta
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Cardinale Antonelli'
Verschaffelt, 1854, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book.XI, pl.I. Orthographic variant for Cardinale Antonelli.
Auguste van Geert, 1855, Catalogue No.38, p.25. Orthographic error for Cardinale Antonelli.
» English Description
de Jonghe, 1851, Culture du Camellia, p.99: Large, full, imbricated form, bright pink, with broad bands and streaks of white. Fratelli Rovelli Catalogue, 1852, p.13: Tuscany. Imbricated. Brilliant pink with broad blotches and suffused white lines. Verschaffelt, 1854, Nouvelle Iconographie Book XI, pl.I as ‘Cardinal Antonelli’: We received this Camellia from Italy in 1853...Its very large blooms belong to the class of perfections by the perfect imbricaton of their petals. They are delicate pink, more vivid to the circumference, taking on a purplish tint to the centre. The numerous petals are small, rounded, emarginated, delicately veined and form a compact, upright heart at the centre. Orthographic variant: ‘Cardinal Antonelli’. Orthographic error: ‘Cardinal Antonnellii’.