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Fragrant Pink Improved

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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1975

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia 'Fragrant Pink Improved'

Chinese Name:粉香变

Japanese Name



Fenxiangbian  Gao & Zhuang, 1989, The Camellia in China, p.80. No. 425. Chinese synonym for Fragrant Pink Improved.


» English Description

SCCS., 1978, Camellia Nomenclature, p.188: A fragrant flowered polyploid form of Fragrant Pink produced by colchicine treatment. Originated by Dr William L. Ackerman, Glenn Dale, Maryland, USA. See colour photo, p.192, Macoboy, 1981, The Colour Dictionary of Camellias. Chinese synonym: ‘Fenxiangbian’.

ACS, Reg. No.1378. American Camellia Yearbook, 1975, p237. A Hybrid Colchiploid of 'Fragrant Pink' C. rusticana 'Yoslllda’ (P1228187) x C. lutchuensis (P1226756). Plant growth is average, open, and medium in rate with dark green leaves, measuring 3lf4 inches in length and 1¼’’ inches in width. The peony form, ‘Daikacura', type bloom is deep pink, 10 petals, 12 petaloid, orange-yellow anthers and creamy-white filaments. Average size is 2¾ inches in diameter and 1½ inches in depth. A fragrant-flowered polyploid form of 'Fragrant Pink' produced by colchicine treatment. A cytochimera with tetraploid internal tissue and diploid epidermis (2-4-4 composition). Petals have heavier substance, longer and stouter flaments and style than 'Fragrant Pink'. Colchiploid showed 77% normal pollen, compared to 5% for 'Fragrant Pink'. Blooms early to late.

» Chinese Description

高继银、苏玉华、胡羡聪,2007. 《国内外茶花名种识别与欣赏》,第294页。美国马里兰州W.L.Ackerman博士培育,系短柄山茶(C.japonica var.rusticana)与琉球连蕊茶(C.lutchuensis)的杂交种‘粉香’(Fragrant Pink)品种,经秋水仙素处理染色体加倍后而得。花深粉红色,具甜芳香,半重瓣型至牡丹型,微型花,外轮花瓣宽圆形,平铺,中部花瓣波浪状或扭曲,��心��见黄色雄蕊,花朵稠密。叶片淡绿色,近圆形,薄质,叶齿尖,植株开张,生长中等。花期早至中。


Flower Size5-6 cm

Blooming Season10-3 Month United States