Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Carter's Cardinal'
Nuccio’s Nurseries Catalogue, 1958. Abbreviation for Carter’s Cardinal.
» English Description
Wylam, American Camellia Yearbook, 1957, p.27: “Another excellent red is Carter’s Cardinal which Nuccio’s Bros. Nursery at Altadena, are introducing for Elvin H. Carter, Monterey Park, California. The rich, clear red peony form flowers average 10-11.5 cm across and have good substance and texture. This seedling of Aspasia Macarthur is characterized by a strong, compact, upright growing habit and large, bold foliage”. Unfortunately Nuccios invalidly released this in their 1958 Catalogue as ‘Cardinal’, a name previously used by Hovey in 1838. There is a variegated form known as Cardinal Variegated.