Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Expansa'
Baumann & Baumann, 1829-1835, Collection de Camellias élevés à Bollwieler. Orthographic error for Expansa.
Courtois,1833, Magazin d’Horticulture, 1[pt.D]:311. Synonym for Expansa.
Loudon, 1841, An Encyclopedia of Plants, p.1238. Synonym for Expansa.
Michael Floy & Sons Nursery Catalogue, 1832, p.54. Synonym for Expansa.
Burdin Catalogue, 1822, p.55. Orthographic error for Expansa.
» English Description
Loddige’s Catalogue, 1814, p.25 as “semi-double” Loudon, 1838, Arboretum Britannicum, p.389: The expanded flowered Camellia. Described to be splendid; its flowers red and produced from February to May. C.japonica Martha, Susanna and Wadieana were raised from seed of this variety. Baumann & Baumann, 1831, Collection of Camellias éléves à Bollwieler, p.9, pl.17: The flowers are double, irregular, of average size. The inner petals are red, small, variegated and slightly crowded. Courtois, 1833, Magazin d’Horticulture, p.311: Semidouble with regular pink outer petals, interior petals irregular with complete stamens. According to Berlèse, 1837, Monographie, ed.1, p.60, 126: Leaves very like those of ‘Pinck’, obtuse oval, prominent veins, irregulate serrate; bud of medium size, scales blackish; flower, medium size, irregular semi-double, rose coloured; petals of the circumference broad and cyothiform, those of the centre narrow, in two rows, crenate; some stamens in part transformed into irregular petals, red, and striped with white. Produces seed freely. Synonyms: ‘Pink’, ‘Expanded Red’. Originated in England. Orthographic error: ‘Expensa’.