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Chalk Pink

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Id:ICR-2509

CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1966

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Chalk Pink'

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American Camellia Yearbook, 1966, p.85, Reg. No.888: A chalk pink sport of Tricolor that was first observed, 1955 by Mrs Lucy Rigsdill, Ruston, Louisiana, USA. Plant growth is upright and dense, rapid in rate with dark green, serrated leaves. The edges of the leaves turn under and they measure on an average, 10 cm x 5 cm. The semi-double flower has all the characteristics of its parent except for the colour. It has a white wash that melts into pink. The flower averages 8.5 cm across by 5 cm deep with 20-26 petals, the anthers are yellow and the filaments white. It has a thick, waxy texture and blooms mid-season.
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