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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1977

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental


Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Desire'

Chinese Name:心愿

Japanese Name



Xingyuan  Gao, Jiyin, 1998, The World's Best Camellia Cultivars, p.29; Chinese synonym for Desire.

Xinyuan  Gao, Jiyin, 2007, The Identification....Outstanding Camellias, p.408 Chinese synonym for the USA C.japonica Desire. Previous synonym ‘Xiwang’.

Xiwang  Gao, Jiyin, Ltr, 30 July 1990. Chinese synonym for the USA C.japonica Desire. Later changed to ‘Xinyuan’.

愿望  陈念舟,1986,杜鹃谷花园目录,p.1. No.8.


» English Description

American Camellia Yearbook, 1977, p.209, Reg. No.1449: A medium size, pale pink, edged a deeper pink, formal double C.japonica (Dr Tinsley x Debutante), that first bloomed 1973. Originated by David Feathers, Lafayette, California, USA. The bloom has 60 petals and measures 10-10.5 cm across and 5 cm deep. It holds on the bush for a long time. Plant growth is upright, dense and rapid in rate with dark green leaves, 8.5 cm long x 5 cm wide. Colour photo, front cover, New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, vol.XII, No.3, 1981 and ACRS., 1990, Camellia News, No.113. Chinese synonym: ‘Xiwang’. This cultivar was awarded  as an AGM (Award of Garden Merit) plant by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2002 at H5 rate (hardy: cold winter; -15°C to -10°C).

» Chinese Description

愿望DesireC. japonica),陈丽惠2013年《山茶花谱台湾情》第199页,淡粉、外瓣緣濃,完全重瓣、中輪、中花,1977年美國發表。

高继银、苏玉华、胡羡聪,2007. 《国内外茶花名种识别与欣赏》,第73页。美国加利福尼亚州David Feathers先生培育,系红山茶‘庭斯利博士’(Dr Tinsely)品种与红山茶‘舞台新秀(Debu-tante)品种之杂交种。花淡粉红色,花瓣边缘渐变为深粉红色,完全重瓣型,中型花,花瓣60多枚,宽圆形,排列整齐,中部花瓣略内扣,花朵稠密。叶片浓绿色,椭圆形,叶齿钝,植株紧凑,生长旺盛。花期早至中。

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》 p.71. Desire    愿望     (C. japonica)  红山茶 。 1977,美国加州 LafayetteDavid Feathers 。杂交组合:Dr Tinsley (庭斯利博士)x Debutante (首演女郎)。初花1973年。完全形、淡粉底、粉红雾边、中轮(8.510x35cm)、花瓣数约60枚、花期12月,树性直立、浓密、长势强。Desire—蔡福贵,1984,茶花,p.158,No.160. Desire (愿望)一陈念舟,1986,杜鹃谷花园目录,p.1. No.8. Desire (心愿)一高继银,1998,世界名贵茶花,P.29, No.6.


Flower Size8.5-10 cm

Blooming Season1-2 Month United States