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Duchesse de Berry

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Year Published/Registered1848

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Duchesse de Berry'

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Duc de Berry  Le Texnier, 1911, Le camellia, essais sur l’histoire..., .p.37. Orthographic error for Duchesse de Berry.

Duchess de Berri  Rollisson Nursery Catalogue, 1877-1878. Orthographic error for Duchesse de Berry.

Duchess de Berry  Scott, J. & Son Nursery Catalogue, 1868. Orthographic variant for Duchesse de Berry.

Duchess of Berry  B.S. Williams Nursery Catalogue, 1879, p.93. Orthographic variant for Duchesse de Berry.

Duchessa di Berri  Fratelli Rovelli Catalogue, 1852, p.16. Orthographic error for Duchesse de Berry.

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» English Description

Verschaffelt Catalogue, 1848-1849, p.46 as ‘Duchessa di Berry’. No description. Verschaffelt, 1855, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book IX, pl.III: Its blossoms could be taken for a white rose, full bodied and of the largest size. Mr Aug. Van Geert received this vari­ety in 1851 from Count B. Lechi, Brescia, Italy. It is thus of Italian origin. However it is named for a French noblewoman, so the French orthography is given precedence. It is a creamy white, large formal to rose form double of 9-10 cm across with waved, heavy textured petals. Occa­sionally reveals a few stamens when fully open. Leaves light, glossy green, about 7.5 cm long x 5.5 cm wide. Medium, compact growth. Orthographic variant: ‘Duchessa di Berry’. Ortho­graphic errors: ‘Duchess de Berry’, ‘Duchesse du Berry’, ‘Duchesse de Perry’, ‘Duchesse de Berri’, ‘Duchess de Berri’, ‘Duchesse de Berrii’, ‘Duchesse de Bery’. See also pl.147, The Floral Magazine, 1864, vol.3 for illustration. A sport of 'Mrs. Abby Wilder'.


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