Chosen by Gianmario Motta
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Chalmeri Perfecta'
» English Description
Philadelphia Correspondent, 1842, Magazine of Horticulture, 8:173 as ‘Chalmerii Perfecta’: Originated by Peter Raabe. Leaves thick, about 11 cm long and 7 cm broad, ovate, slightly acuminated, serrated, veined and of a dark, glossy green; flower very double, full to the centre, of a beautiful cupped form, colour a clear cherry red, petals oval, cupped, imbricated and numerous, texture delicate. Buist, 1845, American Flower Garden Directory, 3rd ed., p.216: An American seedling in the possession of Mr Wm Chalmers, gardener to George Pepper esq. Abbreviation: ‘Chalmeri’.