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Contessa Bouturlin

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Year Published/Registered1845

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Contessa Bouturlin'

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Comptesse de Boutourlin  Newman’s Nursery Catalogue, 1886-1887, p.116-119. Orthographic error for Contessa Bouturlin.

Comtesse Boutoulin  Camellia Society of America Yearbook, 1939. Orthographic error for Contessa Bouturlin.

Comtesse Boutourlin  van Houtte Catalogue, 1845-1846. Orthographic: variant for Contessa Bouturlin.

Comtesse Bouturlin  Joseph Baumann, 1856, Prix Courant, p.3. Orthographic variant for Contessa Bouturlin.

Comtesse de Boutourlin  Sheherd & Co. Nursery Catalogue, 1883-1884, p.37. Orthographic error for Contessa Bouturlin.

3 show +


» English Description

van Houtte Catalogue, 1845-1846 as ‘Comtesse Boutourlin’; Burnier & Grille Catalogue, 1846-1847: A deep pink, formal double with white streaks. de Jonghe, 1851, Traité de la Culture du Camellia, p.102: Very large, imbricated double, deep rose, broad petals, bordered and striped white. Said to have been originated in Italy by Sloane. Verschaffelt, 1854, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book IX, pl.I as ‘Comtesse Boutourlin’: Sold a few years ago in Italy where it was obtained from seed, it has large, bright cherry red blossoms liberally variegated with white. Its petals, although regularly imbricated, are of various shapes and sizes; thus they are either rounded-lobulate, or full, or lanceolate. In general they are intersected by a broad white streak, sometimes they are half white and half red or speckled in these two colours. Orthographic variants: ‘Comtesse Boutourlin’, ‘Contessa Boutourlin’. Orthographic errors: ‘Comptesse de Boutourlin’, ‘Comtesse Boutoulin’, ‘Madame le Marie Boutourlin’, ‘Mlle. Marie Boutourlin’, ‘Comtesse Bontourlin’, ‘Comptesse Bourtourlin’, ‘Contessa Bouterlin’.


Flower Size

Blooming Season Italy