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Contessa di San Marsan

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Year Published/Registered1853

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Contessa di San Marsan'

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Comtesse de St. Marsan  Ambroise Verschaffelt, 1850, Catalogue Général, p.46. Verschaffelt, 1857, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book VIII, pl.III. Orthographic variant for Contessa di St. Marsan.

Contessa de St Marsan  Hazlewood & Jessep, 1972, Checklist - Camellia Cultivars from Nursery Cata­logues, p.47. Orthographic error for Contessa di San Marsan.

Contessa di San Marzano  Prudente Besson Catalogue, 1865. Orthographic error for Contessa di San Marsan.

Contessa di St. Marsan  Medici Spada, 1857, Catalogo nel Giardino a Villa Quiete, p.9. Abbreviation for Contessa di San Marsan.

Contessa Simarsin  Stefano Pagliai Catalogue, 1867, p.65. Orthographic error for Contessa di San Marsan.

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» English Description

Luzzatti Catalogue, 1853 as ‘Contessa di S. Marsan’. No description. Franchetti, 1855, Collezione di Camelie, p.22: Large, imbricated flower, colour pale, cherry-red with almost all the petals striped with white. Verschaffelt, 1857, Nouvelle Iconogra­phie, Book VIII, pl.III as ‘Comtesse de St. Marsan’: The rich and vivid pink of its blossoms of medium size, the stripes (of white) which regularly intersect its petals, the regular imbrication and amplitude of the latter. It was sent to us a few years ago by Prudente Besson, Turin, Italy. Orthographic variants: ‘Comtesse de St. Marsan’, ‘Contessa di St. Marsan’. Orthographic errors: ‘Contessa di San Marzano’, ‘Contessa Simarsan’.


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Blooming Season Italy