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Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Courtesan'
Gao, Jiyin, 2007, The Identification....Outstanding Camellias, p.415; Chinese synonym for the Australia C.japonica Courtesan.
Gao, Jiyin, 2007, The Identification....Outstanding Camellias,
» English Description
ACRS., 1971, Camellia News, No.43, p.35, Reg. No.142: Originated by F.S. Tuckfield, Berwick, Victoria, Australia. Seed parent Great Eastern, pollen parent unknown. First bloomed 1966. The plant has an upright, dense growth habit, with 9 cm diameter semidouble, bell-shaped flowers with few stamens. The colour varies from bright red with darker red stripes to a light pink ground with a clear white margin on the outer edge. The 12.5 cm long by 5 cm wide leaves are dark green with acuminate apex and small serrations. It produces a solid red sport.