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Id:ICR-5365

CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1961

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

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Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Firstborn'

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American Camellia Yearbook, 1961, p.222, Reg. No.528: A 5 year old chance seedling that first bloomed 1957. Originated in USA by Rex H. Smelser, Louisiana. First listed in SCCS, Camellia Nomenclature, 1960, p.53. Growth is upright with dark green leaves, 8.5 cm x 5 cm. Flowers are semi-double, bright red with yellow stamens, 12.5 cm across x 6 cm deep with 19-23 petals and 5-8 petaloids. Blooms mid-season. Colour photo, front cover, ACS, 1961, The Camellia Journal, vol.16, No.4. Sport: Firstborn Variegated.

Flower

Flower Size12.7-13.5 cm

Blooming Season1-3 Month United States

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