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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1859

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Chō-no-hanagata'

Chinese Name

Japanese Name:蝶の花形 ちようのはながた

Meaning:Butterfly flower form


Chiyo-no-hanagata  SCCS., 1947, The Camellia. Its Culture and Nomenclature. Erroneous synonym for Chō-no-hanagata.

Chōhanagata  Hosaka, 1937, Kōmoku Zutu.Different reading for Chō-no-hanagata.

Choh-no-hanagata  Andoh, 1971, Tsubaki, Meika no Shōkai to Saibai, p.216, pl.101.Different reading for Chō-no-hanagata.

Cho-no-gata  Vanderbilt, 1940, Camellia Research, p.3. Corruption of the Japanese name Chō-no-­hanagata.

Cho-no-Hanegata  Wheeler’s Central Georgia Nursery Catalogue, 1954-1955, p.5. Corruption of the Japanese name Chō-no-hanagata.

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» English Description

Kasuya, Kamegorō.1859, Tsubaki Irohanayose Irotsuki in the section on peony form flowers; Itō, Ko’emon, 1879, Chinkashū; Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.I, 1972, p.109, pl.223, colour photo, p.323, description: A soft pink, shad­ing to white, large incomplete double, open peony form, 11 cm across by 5 cm deep with 18-25 petals. Two outer rows of guard petals are large and flat, centre petals, erect and crinkled, folded over and intermixed with anthers when fully open. Anthers golden and filaments white. Late flowering. Leaves, flat, glossy, medium green, elliptic, 8-10 cm long by 4-5.5 cm wide, edges almost not serrated, reflexed downwards. Loose, vigorous, upright growth. A Japanese variety from Kantō area, imported to USA by McIlhenny in 1941. Listed by Chūgai Nursery, 1938-1939. See Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.98 & p.231; Yokoyama & Kirino, 1989, Nihon no Chinka, p.298, 299. Corruption of name: ‘Chiyo-no-hanagata’, ‘Cho-no-­Hanegata’, ‘Cho-no-gata’. Different reading: ‘Choh-no-hanagata’. Synonyms: ‘Dorothea Blanche’, ‘Heart’s Desire’, ‘Robinson 56’. Resembles Toki-no-hagasane.

» Japanese Description

講談社 1975年 《現代椿集》 P.323 保育社 .1974. 《つばき》安藤芳顕著 p.216.  文化出版局. 1975. 《現代椿名鑑》. P.168.     淡交社.1989. 《日本の椿花》.p298    誠文堂新光社.1998.《日本ツバキ.サザンカ名鑑》.p.166.    日本ツバキ協会. 2010. 《最新日本ツバキ図鑑》. p.121. 江戸產. [花]極淡桃色、牡丹咲き、割りしべ、大輪、4月。[葉]楕円、中形。[樹]立性。[来歴]1859年の「椿伊呂波名寄色附」に戰る、古い品種。写/桐野、文/編集委員会


Flower Size10-13 cm

Blooming Season United States