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CountryUnited Kingdom

Year Published/Registered1836

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Cunninghamii'

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Japanese Name



Cuningham  Trillon, Le Mans, Catalogue, 1843, p.4. Orthographic error for Cunninghamii.

Cuningham Mutabilis  Fendig, 1953, American Camellia Catalogue. Synonym for Cunninghamii.

Cuninghammi  Berlèse, 1837, Monographie, ed.1, p.132, in index. Orthographic error for Cunninghamii.

Cuninghammi Mutabilis  Berlèse, 1837, Monographie, ed.1, p.121. Synonym for Cunninghamii.

Cunninghamii Mutabilis  Berlèse, 1840, Iconographie, ed.2, p.219-220 as ‘Cunninghami Mutabilis’. Synonym for Cunninghamii.

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» English Description

Paxton, 1836, Magazine of Botany & Register of Flowering Plants, vol.II, p.122 as ‘Cunninghami’, but ‘Cunninghami Mutabilis’ on pl: Flowers bright crimson, striped with white, varying in almost every flower. Petals arranged with great regularity. This camellia was raised by Mr Cunningham of Comely Bank Nursery near Edinburgh, Scotland, from seed of ‘Warratah’ (Anemoniflora) impregnated with the ‘Common Striped’ (Variegata) and named by him ‘Mutabilis’ from the various coloured flowers produced on the same plant. Many of the flowers are striped with pure white while others are entirely a rich crimson. Synonyms: ‘Cunninghamii Mutabilis’, ‘Cuninghammi Mutabilis’, ‘Mutabilis’, ‘Mr. Cunningham’s’. Orthographic errors: ‘Cuninghammi’, ‘Cunongham’.


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Blooming Season United Kingdom