Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia reticalata 'Chuxiongjin'
» English Description
Chuxiongjin. (Chuxiong Gold), (C.reticulata). Gao, Jiyin, 2007, The Identification....Outstanding Camellias, p.245 with colour photo; Collected in Yunnan by Bob Cherry, Paradise Plants, 138
Australia, and re-introduced to China by Gao, Jiyin in 2004. Flowers deep pink with soft light
purple tone, gradually becoming lighter pink towards the edges. Very large peony form, over
15 cm diameter, petals semi-erect, twisted and waved, a few central stamens. Leaves dark
green, elliptic, slightly rough surface, prominent main and lateral veins. Vigorous, spreading
plant. Flowers early. Note; A legend has it that a yellow edged flower once existed, and
changed hands at a huge price, hence the name now given.