Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Dorothy Hooper'
» English Description
ACS., 1985, The Camellia Journal, vol.40, No.2, p.31, Reg. No.1973: Medium red, anemone form. C.japonica chance seedling that flowers early to mid-season; originated by Gordon B. Hooper, Modesto, California, USA. The 12 year old seedling first flowered 1971. Average flower size, 8 cm wide x 4.5 cm deep with 8 guard petals and 40 petaloids, yellow anthers and white filaments; cluster of petaloids mingled with golden stamens. Flower has some fragrance. Plant growth is upright, spreading and open with dark green leaves, mildly serrate, 12 cm long by 5.5 cm wide.