Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Emma Robin'
» English Description
Catalogue des plantes La Société Royale d’horticulture Belgique, 1842, p.22. No description. Berlèse, 1843, Iconographie, pl.283 and facing page: The flower is 10 cm across, sometimes more, it is full, irregular, of a soft rose-pink with touches of red. The outer petals, beginning with 2 rows, are broad, rounded, entire, veined with carmine; the following 3 or 4 rows of petals are of average size, incised and strap-like, long and upright, in comparison with those of the circumference. Their different forms and dimensions intermingle with the small petals, displayed without order and forming an irregular and unequal corolla. Some bands of white in the midst of the petals, add to the style of this variety. Van Houtte Catalogue,1843, 9:53 gives Emma Robin as a synonym of ‘Jussieui’, however Berlèse figures and describes them separately in his 1843 Iconographie, the latter under the orthography ‘Jussieuana’, pl.143. From the descriptions they would appear to be two different cultivars.