Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Don Carlos Ferdinando'
» English Description
L’Illustration Horticole, 1873, 20:26, t.119: This camellia, a Portuguese seedling, is characterised by a very large, perfectly imbricated flower, the petals obtuse, scarcely emarginate, arranged in radiating rows, of a bright blood red, inclined to carmine, with spots and touches of pure white. From the different colouring to Dom Carlos Fernando this would appear to be a sport, therefore the orthographic variant Don Carlos Ferdinando is let stand to distinguish one from the other. Linden Catalogue, 1873.