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Chuxiongjin

Last Updated:2021/3/19 15:08:43 By:wangzhonglang
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Id:ICR-24243

CountryChina

Year Published/Registered2007

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

Scientific Name:Camellia reticalata 'Chuxiongjin'

Chinese Name:楚雄金

Japanese Name

Meaning:Chuxiong gold

Description

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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.

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