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Contessa Woronzoff

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Year Published/Registered1858

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Contessa Woronzoff'

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Comptesse de Waronzoff  Shepherd & Co. Nursery Catalogue, 1880, p.29. Orthographic error for ‘Comtesse Woronzoff’, orthographic variant for Contessa Woronzoff.

Comte de Woronzoff  Real Companhia Horticolo-Agricola Portuense Catalogue, No.26, 1890­-1891. Orthographic variant for Contessa Woronzoff.

Comtesse de Waronzoff  Gelding Nursery Catalogue, 1887-1888, p.53. Orthographic error for Contessa Woronzoff.

Comtesse Voronzoff  de Silva, 1880, Forcing Varieties of Camellias in Oporto, p.6. Orthographic vari­ant for Contessa Woronzoff.

Comtesse Woronzoff  Verschaffelt, 1858, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book II, pl. I. Orthographic variant for Contessa Woronzoff.

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» English Description

van Houtte Catalogue, 1858, 72:9: Pale pink with deeper veins, all the petals edged white; imbricated. Verschaffelt, 1858, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book II, pl.I as ‘Comtesse Woronzoff’, but as the variety originates in Italy, the Italian orthography is given priority: Blossoms of nearly the largest size, composed of ample petals, perfectly imbricated and outspread, of a soft, virginal pink, veined with carmine. Leaves large. This camellia is a sport of Il Cigno, and itself sports to ‘Lavandel’. It is said to have been originated by Bouturlin, Italy, according to Mercatelli, 1881. Orthographic variants: ‘Comtesse Woronzoff’, ‘Contessa Voronzoff’. Orthographic error: ‘Contessa Woronzow’.


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