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Cardinale Antonelli

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Year Published/Registered1851

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

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Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Cardinale Antonelli'

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Cardinal Antonelli  Verschaffelt, 1854, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book.XI, pl.I. Orthographic variant for Cardinale Antonelli.

Cardinal Antonnellii  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’.


Flower Size

Blooming Season Italy