Chosen by Gianmario Motta
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Carolinea'
» English Description
André Leroy, Angers, Nursery Catalogue, 1833, p.13. No description. Berlèse, 1843, Iconographie du Genre Camellia, pl.214: The flower, about 10 cm in diameter, is very full and round like a rose, dense and irregular. The colour is light red, almost rose, with touches of delicate carmine. The petals, disposed in 6-7 rows, are broad, rounded, lightly notched, imbricated. The first petals form a separate serries while the interior ones are small, lengthened, upright, also red like the others and forming a centre apart from the circumference. The flower has some resemblance to Florida. Originated by Dr Sacco, Italy.