Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Dr. Dan Ellis'
» English Description
American Camellia Yearbook, 1973, p.190, Reg. No.1260: A 10 year old chance seedling that first bloomed 1966; originated by Mrs Daniel W. Ellis, Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Plant growth is upright, dense and medium in rate with dark green leaves, 10 cm x 5 cm. The peony form, ‘Daikagura’ type, bloom is 2.5R5/11 deep pink on the Munsel Hue, Nickerson fan. It measures 13 cm in diameter and 7.5 cm deep with 48 petals. The anthers are yellow and the filaments white. The petals are deeply veined, outer edges lighter. Outer layers of petals curl outwards and downwards. Centre has rabbit eared, kinky petals mixed with stamens. Its variegated form is named Kitty Ellis.