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Chiyo (Higo)

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Year Published/Registered1978

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Chiyo (Higo)'

Chinese Name

Japanese Name:千代 ちよ



» English Description

(Higo), Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.II, 1978, p.117, pl.269: Red, single with 6-7 large, rounded petals with a central, higo-like ring of stamens with pinkish filaments and golden anthers. Leaves, long, flat, dark green. Yokoyama & Kirino, 1989, Nihon no Chinka, p.206, description, p.207, colour photo: Medium size, deep red, Higo style, single of 6-7 large, irregular sized, overlapping petals with the stamens in a spreading circle, pink­ish filaments, yellow anthers. Originated in the Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Blooms mid-season to late. Leaves broad-elliptic, apices acuminate, margins serrulate, slightly rolled, shining deep green with long petioles. See colour photo p.97 and description, p.231, Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū. This is not the old Kadan Chikinshō cultivar but recently discovered as a natu­ral Yabu (Bush Camellia) mutation. Different reading: ‘Sendai’.

» Japanese Description

誠文堂新光社.1998.《日本ツバキ.サザンカ名鑑》.p.165.  【花】鮮紅色の一重、椀咲き、肉厚で光沢 が強い、梅芯、中輪、3〜4月。【葉】広楕 円、中形、平坦。【樹】立性、強い。【来歴】 新潟市内の野生ヤブツバキから選抜。197 3年に加藤英世の命名•発表。写•文/大岡。


Flower Size8-10 cm

Blooming Season Japan