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David Gerbing

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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1941

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'David Gerbing'

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Cup of Beauty (J.G.)  McIlhenny Camellia Catalogue, 1945-1946, p.3. ‘Note: This is the same blossom shown in G.G. Gerbing’s book, and supposedly originating in his nursery and now called David Gerbing. This is a seedling from my nursery and has been on the market for more than 20 years’. The name David Gerbing was prior listed in 1941 and is regarded as the valid name.


» English Description

Gerbing’s Azalea Gardens Catalogue, 1941-1942: “(Our Seedling), New pink, double rosebud form with 8-10 cm blooms. (See front cover) The opening colour and form resembles that of a ‘Pink Radiance’ rose. When fully open some show short stamens. Flowers mid-season to late. Foliage is long, medium green. Vigorous, bushy, tall growth, free flowering.” See colour plate p.53, Camellias by G.G. Gerbing. Originated by G.G. Gerbing, Fer­nandina, Florida, USA from seed of Reverend John G. Drayton. Pseudonym: ‘Cup of Beauty’(JG).


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Blooming Season United States