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Cleopatra (Sawada)

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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1934

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia sasanqua 'Cleopatra (Sawada)'

Chinese Name:绝代佳人

Japanese Name

Meaning:Named after the Cleopatra, queen of Egypt, famous for her outstanding beauty


Sasanqua Cleopatra McIlhenny, 1935, List of Camellias. Synonym for Cleopatra (Sawada).

小妖姬 茶花林目录,1992-2006, p.6/28, No.1344.

绝代佳人 沈荫椿,2009,山茶,p.313.


» English Description

McIlhenny, 1934, List of Camellias for Sale, p.9, invalidly as ‘Cleopa­tra’: A medium size, rose-pink shading to lighter pink at the centre, semi-double, 6-7.5 cm across. It has 5 large petals and 2 smaller ones; petals irregular in shape with edges turned under and deeply vee’ed.. Stamens are numerous with yellow anthers. Leaves, elliptic, dark green, 4.3 cm long x 2 cm wide; apex blunt, base tapered, shallowly and finely serrate. Very compact, vigorous and free flowering. It was imported from Japan to the USA about 1929 by K. Sawada, Overlook Nursery, Alabama. See black and white photo, Hertrich, 1959, Camellias in the Huntington Gardens, vol.III, p.288 and in Hume, 1951, Camellias. Kinds and Culture, p.63. Sports: Cleopatra’s Blush, Cleopatra White.

» Chinese Description

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.58.

Cleopatra     绝代佳人  C. sasanqua)   茶梅。1934,美国。1929年,美国阿拉巴马州,Overlook 种苗园,K. Sawad从日本引进的茶梅品种。单瓣、淡粉底、深粉边、花瓣57枚、小轮(68cm)、多花、浓密、长势强。花名:克莉欧佩特拉(古埃及艳后,公元前69-30)。突变种:Cleopatra's BlushCleopatra White

Cleopatra—杨绍溥,1978,台湾茶花,p.79, No.16.

Cleopatra (小妖姬)一茶花林目录,1992-2006, p.6/28, No.1344.

Cleopatra (绝代佳人)——沈荫椿,2009,山茶,p.313.


Flower Size6-8 cm

Blooming Season United States