Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Claire Louise'
» English Description
Claire Louise. (C.japonica), New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, July 2006, No.154, p.14, Reg. No. 474.
Originated by Peter Matthews, Titirangi, New Zealand. A chance seedling that first flowered
in 1981. Plant is upright, open in structure and of medium growth rate. Mid-green leaves are 9
cm long x 4.5 cm across. Flower is of anemone form, 9 cm wide x 4 cm deep, with about 16
petals and an inner mass of petaloids and anthers ( almost orange stamens and cream
filaments). Young flower has creamy centre petals (RHS.CC. 158C) with touches of pink,
while the outer petals are pink (RHS.CC. 55B). Older flowers have a much bigger area of a
deeper pink on the petals (RHS.CC. 55D), and the colour darkens in full sunlight. Flowers
early to late. Flowers keep well.