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Contessa Samailoff

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Year Published/Registered1844

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

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Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Contessa Samailoff'

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Barchi  Burdin Maggiore & Co., 1849-1850, Catalogue General. van Houtte, 1851 Catalogue;de Jonghe, 1851, Culture du Camellias. Orthographic variant: ‘Barchii’. Synonym for Contessa Samailoff.

Barchii  Real Companhia Horticolo-Agricola Portuense Catalogue, No.2, 1895-1896, p.43. Orthographic variant for ‘Barchi’, synonym for Contessa Samailoff.

Barcii  (C.japonica), Verschaffelt Catalogue, 1844 No.50, p.18, also Catalogue, 1846, p.51. Orthographic error for Barnii.

Chamyiolof  The Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, No.12, Mar.24, 1856, p.208. Orthographic error for Contessa Samailoff.

Comptesse Samiloff  Baptist & Son Nursery Catalogue, 1861, pp. Orthographic error for Contessa Samailoff.

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» English Description

van Houtte Catalogue, 1844-1845, 18:10 as ‘Comtessa Samailoff’. No description but 1854-1855 catalogue 53:39 has: Vivid pink with lilac reflections, large petals, well rounded and central line of white. Verschaffelt, 1850, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book XI, pl.IV as ‘Samailoff’: Once again a the hemispherical arrangement of its blossoms, their vivid pink colour and the white stripes that divide each petal longitudinally. This one is also of Italian origin. Some horticulturalists give it the name ‘Comtesse Samailoff’. de Jonghe, 1851, Traité de la Culture du Camellias, p.103: Large double, imbricated, vermilion red washed white. Originated in Italy by Barchi as Contessa Samailoff which van Houtte by his use of ‘Comtessa’ was intending to follow. Synonym: ‘Barchi’. Orthographic variant: ‘Comtesse Samailoff’. Abbreviation: ‘Samailoff’. Orthographic errors: ‘Comtesse Samolloff’, ‘Contessa Somailoff’, ‘Comptesse Samiloff’, ‘Comtesse Samaloff’, ‘Contessa Samailoff’, ‘Countess Amaloff’, ‘Countess de Samarloff’, ‘Countess of Samailoff’, ‘Contessa Somayloff’, ‘Contessa Samailoff d’Italia’, ‘Samiloff’, ‘Contessa Somailoff’, ‘Contessa Samoyloff’, ‘Contessa di Samailoff’, ‘Samayloff’, ‘Comtesse de Samayoff’, ‘Contesse Samayloff’, ‘Samayloff’ (Contessa)


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Blooming Season Italy