Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Dr. H. G. Mealing'
» English Description
Walter Allan Nursery Catalogue, 1946. No description. Fendig, 1950, American Camellia Catalogue: Large, deep red, semi-double 10-13 cm in diameter by 2.5 cm deep. Petals are 5-6 cm x 3.8 cm. Stamens resemble those of ‘Lady Clare’. Buds are tulip shaped and open quickly. Petals prominently veined. Very late bloomer. Leaves dark green, unusually flat, stiff, oval, 8-10 cm long x 5-7.5 cm wide. Tips rounded with small point, serrations shallow. Growth vigorous, spreading, slender. Originated by Walter Allan, Summerville, South Carolina, USA from seed of unknown parentage. First bloomed about 1941. Black & white photo, p.108, Hertrich, 1954, Camellias in the Huntington Gardens, vol.I and p.54, Sharp’s Camellias Illustrated, 1948. There is also a variegated form.