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Duchesse Decazes

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Year Published/Registered1846

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Duchesse Decazes'

Chinese Name:狄卡芝女爵

Japanese Name



Comtesse de Cages  Geo. Jackson & Son, 1952-1953, Planter’s Handbook, No.14, p.19. Orthographic error for Duchesse Decazes.

Comtesse de Cazes  Jackman, George, Nursery Catalogue, 1957-1958. Orthographic error for Duchesse Decazes.

Comtesse Decaze  Leroy, André, 1911, Catalogue, p.47. Orthographic error for Duchesse Decazes.

Duc de Gaze  Fairlight Camellia Nursery Catalogue, 1985. Orthographic error for Duchesse Decazes.

Duch. de Gaze  Vanderbilt, 1940, Camellia Research, p.2. Orthographic error for Duchesse Decazes.

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» English Description

Poiteau, Apr.1846, Review Horticole, p.6-8: Named at the March Expo­sition and is the earliest positive listing and gives the name ‘Decazes’ in one word. It is a place name and the splitting into “De Cazes” is erroneous. Later in the same year, van Houtte, in his Catalogue 27:19, gives Adonidea, ‘Gallesi d’Italie’ and ‘Dorusio à bords blancs’ as synonyms. The last two are synonyms for Adonidea, which was in commerce in 1837, and it is probable that these are all the one cultivar. The Duchesse Decazes at present listed by Claude Thoby, Nantes in Colour Catalogue, Apr.1971 as ‘Duchesse de Caze’ is a soft pink with a veining and edging of white. A medium size, full peony form with vigorous, upright, compact growth. Flowers mid-season. Said to have been introduced by Souchet. Orthographic variant: ‘Duchesse Decaze’. Orthographic errors: ‘Duchess de Case’, ‘Duchess de Casa’, ‘Duchess de Cases’, ‘Duchess de Casse’, ‘Duchess de Caze’, ‘Duchess de Cazes’, ‘Duchess de Gaze’, ‘Duchesse de Casas’, ‘Duchesse de Case’, ���Duchesse de Cases’, ‘Duchesse de Cassi’, ‘Duchesse de Caze’, ‘Duchesse de Cazes’, ‘Duchesse de Gaze’, ‘Comtessa de Cazes’, ‘duches duy Cazes’, ‘Duchese de Cazes, ‘Comtesse de Cages’. See colour illustration, p.115, Fairweather, 1979, Rhododendrons and Azaleas. Synonyms received in America include: ‘Hime’, ‘Juanita’, ‘Opelousa’s Peony’ and ‘Mrs Conrad Wall Jr.’. Sports: Duchesse Decazes Pink, Duchesse Decazes White.

» Chinese Description

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》 p.79. Duchesse Decazes      狄卡芝女爵   C. japonica)  红山茶。1846,法国 Nantes。全牡丹、柔粉红色、红脉纹、白色雾边、中轮、花期12月、树性直立、浓密、长势强。突变种: Duchesse Decazes PinkDuchesse Decazes White Duchesse Decazes(狄卡芝女爵)一新竹市茶花产销班目录,2002-2006, p.54, D55.


Flower Size8-10 cm

Blooming Season1-2 Month United States