Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Crêpe Rosette'
» English Description
Gerbing’s Azalea Gardens Catalogue, 1941-1942: A new camellia from Middleton Gardens, (Middleton No.6) measuring 11 cm in diameter. The deep pink semi- double blooms have three rows of outer petals which are twisted and intermingled with the stamens. They are veined with red, and white margins mark each petal of this variety, which is considered one of the best in the Middleton Gardens. Foliage, light green. Symetrical growth of medium height. Early to late flowering. One of the old plants in Middleton Gardens, Charleston, South Carolina, USA, which was either an import from Europe with lost label, or, more probably a seedling originating in this old garden. There is a variegated form known as Crepe Rosette Variegated.