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Contessa di Castelbarco

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Year Published/Registered1844

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Contessa di Castelbarco'

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Antonietta Castelbarco  Padova, 1856, Catalogi Plantarum Caesarei Regii Horti. Synonym for Contessa di Castelbarco.

Comptesse Antonette  Giles & Son Nursery Catalogue, 1881, p.91. Orthographic error for ‘Comtesse Antoinette’, abbreviation for ‘Comtesse Antoinette de Castel Barco’, synonym for Contessa di Castelbarco.

Comtessa de Castel-Branco  van Houtte Catalogue, 1844-1845. Orthographic error for Contessa di Castelbarco.

Comtesse A. Barco  Hazlewood & Jessep, 1972, Checklist - Camellia Cultivars from Nursery Catalogues, p.46, Abbreviation for ‘Comtesse Antoinette de Castel Barco’, synonym for Contessa di Castelbarco.

Comtesse Antoin  Castel Barco.Auguste van Geert Catalogue, 1948, p.15. Abbreviation for ‘Comtesse Antoinette de Castel Barco’, synonym for Contessa di Castelbarco.

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» English Description

van Houtte Catalogue, 1844-1845, 18:10 as ‘Comtessa de Castel­ -Branco’: Imbricated, very double, deep carmine with spots and rays of white. Berlèse, 1849, Annales de la Société Central d’Horticulture de France, vol.40, p.79: Flower 10 cm across, perfect formal double. Corolla convex with 9-10 rows of regularly imbricated petals, Vivid pink, each petal crossed by a white stripe. Verschaffelt, 1854, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book IV, pl.III as ‘Comtesse de Castelbarco’: The rather large blossom is of a beautiful pink colouring, set off towards the centre by wide streaks of more or less clear white. The petals are very ample, spread out, convex, more or less lobulate at the apex. At the centre they form a compact, irregu­larly arranged heart. An Italian camellia named for an Italian Noblewoman, the Italian orthog­raphy of the name is considered valid. Originated in Italy. Synonyms: ‘Comtesse Antoinette de Castel Barco’, ‘Contessa Antonietta di Castelbargo’. Orthographic variants: ‘Contessa Castel­barco’, ‘Comtesse de Castel Barco’, ‘Comtessa de Castel-Branco’, ‘Comtesse de Castelbanco’, ‘Contessa Antonietta Castelbarco’, ‘Contessa de Castel Barco’. Orthographic errors; ‘Comtesse de Castlebane’, ‘Comtesse de Castil Banco’, ‘Comtesse de Castelbanco’, ‘Comtessa de Castel­-Branco’, ‘Countess of Castlebar’, ‘Comtesse Antoinetta’, ‘Comtesse Antoinette Barco’, ‘Comtesse de Castel-Brenco’, ‘Comtesse de Castelnanco’, ‘Contessa du Castelblanc’.


Flower Size

Blooming Season France