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Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia 'Dr. Doreen Clark'
» English Description
Dr. Doreen Clark. (C. reticulata hybrid). Australian Regn. No. 540. Applicant: Patrick Clark, 19 Parkwood Grove, Pymble, NSW, 2073. Originator: Alan Truran, 1 Lowe Road, Hornsby, NSW, 2077. A chance seedling of C. reticulata hybrid 'Ellie Rubensohn' that first flowered in 1995. A rose pink, full semi-double to loose peony flower of 36 petals, petaloids and stamens, RHS 62B - 62D, deepening at centre of flower to RHS 68B, 145 mm x 50 mm. Petals 6 to a row, with up to 6 rows, some upright petals arched and fluted. Petals notched and veined. Flowers floriferously early mid-season to late, on a tall, vigorous, rapid growing plant. Flowers a month before seed parent. Flowers fall whole. Leaves matt, dark green, RHS 135A, leathery, flat, keeled, obovate with sharply acuminate apex, margins recurved, 5 sharp serrations per cm, 12 mm petiole, 100 mm x 48 mm. Named after applicant's wife. Commended seedling class, NSW Branch 1995 and 2001. Application received from NSW Camellia Research Society Inc.1/9/2001.