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Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Chiyo (Higo)'
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’.