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Year Published/Registered1877

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia sasanqua 'Chō-no-asobi'

Chinese Name:蝴蝶游

Japanese Name:蝶の遊び ちょうのあそび

Meaning:Butterfly's play


Chō-asobi  Wada, 1941, Japanese Garden Treasures, p.31 as ‘Choasobi’.Different reading for Chō-­no-asobi.

Feidie  (Flying Butterfly).Gao & Zhuang, 1989, The Camellia in China, p.77, No.585. Chinese syn­onym for the Japanese sasanqua Chō-no-asobi.

Playing Butterfly  Yashiroda, 1950, American Camellia Yearbook, p.16. Synonym for Chō-no-asobi.

Youdie  Gao, Jiyin, 1998, The World's Best Camellia Cultivars, p.153. Chinese synonym for Chō-no-asobi.


» English Description

Serizawa, 1877; Saitama Engei, 1911 as ‘Chio-no­asobi’. Ashizawa, 1898, Chabaika Taishū; Wada, 1941, Garden Treasures of Japan, as ‘Choasobi’: Single pink spotted white. Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.I, 1972, p.214, pl.540, colour photo, p.388, description: Medium size, 5-6 cm across, pink single, spotted white, 6-7 petals, deeply cleft at apex; spreading group of stamens in the centre. Early flowering. Leaves, dusky green slender and long, 5 cm x 2 cm, acuminate, recurved, coarsely serrate. Based on the same characters as ‘Chō-asobi’. Chinese synonym: ‘Feidie’.

» Japanese Description

講談社 1975年 《現代椿集》 P.388   誠文堂新光社.1998.《日本ツバキ.サザンカ名鑑》.p.306. 国立歴史民俗博物館. 2009. 《冬の華・サザンカ》.  p.12    日本ツバキ協会. 2010. 《最新日本ツバキ図鑑》. p.303. 江戸產. [花]紅桃色、ときに白斑、一重、中輪、11~12月。[葉]細長い倒披針形、やや小形。[樹]横張性でやや枝垂れ型、枝は細く長く伸びる。[来歴]1898年の芦沢「茶梅花大集」に記載、皆川椿花園に引き継がれた。写.文/箱田


Flower Size8-10 cm

Blooming Season Japan