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Year Published/Registered1851

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

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Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Elisabeth'

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Elisabetta  Angelo Longone Catalogue, 1861. Orthographic variant for Elisabeth.

Elizabeth  McIlhenny, 1937, 600 Varieties of Camellias. Orthographic variant for ‘Elisabeth’, pseudonym for ‘Dom Pedro V’.

Elizabetta  Hazlewood & Jessep, 1972, Checklist - Camellia Cultivars fron Nursery Catalogues, p.68. Orthographic variant for Elizabeth.

Kennedy's Variegated  Rubel, 1939, Winter Hardy Camellias, Price List, No.77, p.21. Synonym for Elizabeth.

Trios Marie  McIlhenny, 1935, List of Camellias for Sale, p.15. Synonym for Elisabeth.


» English Description

Verschaffelt, 1851, Nouvelle Iconographie, book XII, pl.III: This pretty camellia, of Italian origin, belongs to the class of perfections, and is conspicuous for its white blooms with a pale yellow tint at the centre and a rare pink mark, and for its numerous, small, rounded or oblong petals, spread out at the circumference and upright at the centre. In America, the Por­tuguese variety ‘Don Pedro V’ (Dom Pedro V, Rei de Portugal) has long been known, erro­neously, as ‘Elisabeth’ or ‘Elizabeth’, and both Teutonia and Montironi have also been confused with this camellia. However they are all separate and distinct cultivars. Montironi is a seedling raised by Casoretti in Italy and Teutonia is a German seedling of Gruneburg first listed by both van Houtte and Berlèse in 1843. Other synonyms listed are ‘Teutonia White’, ‘Trios Marie’ and ‘Victoria and Albert’. This latter is actually a synonym for Teutonia. Ortho­graphic variants: ‘Elizabeth’,’Elisabetta’.


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