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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1832

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Floyi'

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Floy C.Grand Fréderic  Prudent Besson Catalogue, 1865. Synonym for Floyi.

Floy de Loddiges  Berlèse, 1840, Monographie, ed.2, p.229. Orthographic variant for ‘Floyi de Loddiges’, synonym for Floyi.

Floy  Berlèse, 1838, Annales de la Société d’Horiculture de Paris, 22:230-232: The Camellia ‘Floy’ was introduced into Europe last year (1836) by M. Alex. Verschaffelt of Ghent. This gardener sold it for a very high price to M. Makoy of Liege, who has given it the name ‘Grand-Fréderic’. Ortho­graphic error for Floyi.

Floya  Mertens and Fontaine Catalogue, 1845, p.46 under ‘Prattii’. Orthographic error for Floyi.

Floyi de Loddiges  Berlèse, 1840, Monographie ed.2, p.229 as ‘Floy de Loddiges’;Berlèse, 1843, Iconographie, p. facing pl.131: The flower is about 11 cm in diameter, full, deep cherry red to pure carmine, sometimes clear red depending on the season. The exterior petals are in 4-5 rows, alternatively, almost round, broad, notched, reflexed, imbricated symetrically, but a little sepa­rated one from the other. Those of the middle, anemone-like, sometimes displaying a level cen­tre like ‘Chandleri’, but forming a conical centre, disposed like an open pine cone. Originated by Floy, New York, USA. Synonym for Floyi.

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» English Description

Floy’s Catalogue, 1832: Pink and white centre. The largest of all Camellias, very double. Wilder, M.P., 1837, Magazine of Horiculture, 3:133: This is an American seedling raised by Mr Floy of New York, whose name it bears. It is in all respects one of the most, if not the most, remarkable seedling camellias that has ever been brought to notice. The foliage is large than any other variety; the leaves, when fully grown, measure 16 cm x 8 cm. The flower is a clear, fine, rose colour; the petals heart shaped, well arranged, and when luxuriantly grown, measure nearly half a foot (15 cm) in diameter. The variety was purchased by Verschaffelt who sold it to Makoy of Leige who renamed it for the European market, as ‘Grand Frédérick’. It gained many variations of both this and Floyi, including: ‘Floy’, ‘Floya’, ‘Floyii’, ‘Floydi’, ‘Floyi de New York’, ‘Floy C.Grand Frederic’, ‘Frederic’, ‘Frederick the Great’, ‘Frédéric le Grand’, ‘Grand Frederick’, ‘Grand Frederique’, ‘Gran Federico’, ‘Frederici’, ‘Prince Frederick’, ‘Frederic il Grand’, ‘Frédéric le Grande’, ‘Fred The Great’, ‘Fluy’. Synonyms: ‘Grand Frédéric’, ‘Le Grand Frédérick’.


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