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Flaming Star

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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1950

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Flaming Star'

Chinese Name: 火星

Japanese Name



Casilda  SCCS., 1947, The Camellia. Its Culture and Nomenclature, Bright flame pink. Large single. Slow, compact growth. Flowers mid-season to late. It has red stamens and irregular fluted and twisted petals. There is also a variegated form. This cultivar bears no relationship to Verschef­felt’s Casilda and was given this name in America where it is still in use. However it was renamed Flaming Star by McCaskill in 1950 and this must be regarded as its valid name. Orthographic error: ‘Casilla’. Synonym: ‘Casilda (1)’.

Casilda (1)  Fendig, 1953, American Camellia Catalogue. Synonym for Flaming Star as ‘Casilda’.


» English Description

McCaskill Gardens Catalogue, 1950; Fendig,1951, American Camellia Cata­logue: Large, bright flame pink, single, 10-11 cm across. The 6 large wavy petals of irregular length are twisted and fluted to form a striking flower of unusual shape. There is a large cluster of red stamens in the centre of the flower. Leaves, medium green, elliptic, 10 cm x 5.5 cm, slightly acute and serrate. Growth habit slow, sturdy, compact attaining pyramidal shape. Originated by McCaskill Gardens, East Pasadena, California, USA from seed of unknown par­ents. First flowered 1942. It was first named ‘Casilda’ but later renamed due to the existence of another cultivar with prior use of the name.

» Chinese Description

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》 p.97. Flaming Star 火星       (C. japonica)  红山茶 。 1950,美国加州 East PasadenaMcCaskill 植物园 。 不名实生种、初花1942年。单瓣〜唐子、花瓣6枚、波浪、亮丽朱红色、红色雄蕊群、大轮(1011cm)、树形浓密、生长缓慢。同种异名:Caslida。拼音错误:Casilda (野玫瑰)。


Flower Size10-11 cm

Blooming Season United States