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Contessa Bethlen

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Year Published/Registered1852

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Contessa Bethlen'

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Comtessa Bethelen  van Houtte Catalogue, 1854-1855, 53:39. Orthographic error for Contessa Bethlen.

Comtessa Bethleen  van Houtte Catalogue, 1855-1856, 56:27. Orthographic error for Contessa Bethlen.

Comtesse Bethleem  von Biedenfeld, 1856, Practische Grundlehren der Cultur von Camellien, p.36. Orthographic error for Contessa Bethlen.

Comtesse Bethleen  Hazlewood & Jessep, 1972, Checklist - Camellia Cultivars from Nursery Catalogues,, p.45. Orthographic error for Contessa Bethlen.

Contessa Bethleen  van Houtte Catalogue, 1856-1857, 56:27. Orthographic error for Contessa Bethlen.

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» English Description

Fratelli Rovelli Catalogue, 1852, p.14, [from] Croft. Flowers variable; pure white, rosy white, white with rose blotches or red blotches or streaks, with yellowish or greenish centre. van Houtte Catalogue, 1854-1855, 53:39, as ‘Comtessa Bethelen’. No descrip­tion. Mercatelli Catalogue, 1881, p.14 as ‘Contessa Bethlem’: Flowers of variable colour, pure white or rosy white spotted with white or streaked with pink; centre of each flower petal streaked straw white. Orthographic variant: ‘Comtesse Bethlem’. Orthographic errors: ‘Con­tessa Bethleen’, ‘Comtessa Bethleen’, ‘Comtessa Bethelen’, ‘Contessa del Bethlem’, ‘Contessa di Bethlen’, ‘Contessa de Bethlem’, ‘Contessa Betlem’, ‘Contessa Betlhem’, ‘Contessa Bettlemme’, ‘Countess of Bethelem’. Originated by Croft, Italy.


Flower Size

Blooming Season Italy