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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1934

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

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Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Cheerful'

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Cheerfulness  Gerbing Azalea Gardens Catalogue, 1938-1939 as ‘Cheerfull Ness’. In Catalogue, 1940-1941 this was corrected to ‘Cheerfulness’, a synonym for Cheerful.

Cheerfulness (I)  Vanderbilt, 1941, Camellia Research, II, p.2. Synonym for Cheerful.

Lucida  McIlhenny, 1934, List of Camellias for Sale, p.8. Pseudonym for Cheerful.

Otome Red  McIlhenny, 1937, 600 Varieties of Camellias. This name has been used as a synonym for Cheerful and Shusu-gasane as ‘Monjusu Red’.

Ulrich Brunner Rose  Vanderbilt, 1941, Camellia Research, II, p.7. Synonym for Cheerful.


» English Description

McIlhenny 1934, List of Camellia Japonicas for Sale, p.7: Dark pink. Full double, medium sized blossom. Centre holding tightly until fully open. Originated by S. Quin, McComb, Mississippi, USA about 1883. Synonyms: ‘Cheerfulness’, ‘Lucinda’, ‘Otome Red’, ‘Ulrick Brunner Rose’. Erroneous names invalidly given to this cultivar include: ‘Hi-otome’, ‘Beni-otome’, ‘Ko-otome’, ‘Kyobotan’. For black and white photo see, p.73, Hertrich, 1955, Camellias in the Huntington Gardens, vol.II. In America this cultivar was confused with the old Japanese, small formal double red Kō-otome and its various readings.


Flower Size8-10 cm

Blooming Season United States