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Duchess of Covington

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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1953

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Duchess of Covington'

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Fendig, 1953, American Camellia Catalogue: Medium to large, white-variegated, incomplete-double, 9-10 cm in diamenter. The colour is white flecked and frosted with pink. Outer petals are round and ruffled on their margins. Some of the inner petals are semi-erect and intermingle with the central stamens. Filaments are yellow, anthers are darker golden yellow. The leaves are medium green, elliptic, averaging 9.5 cm x 4 cm with nar­row, prominent tips, prominent veins and shallow serrations. The plant habit is vigorous, bushy, informal and erect. Fixed by grafting by Mrs Sigmund J. Katz, Covington, Louisiana, USA, from a sport of the variety Duchess of Sutherland made in 1947. Reg. No.152, American Camellia Yearbook, 1954, p.308.