Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Frances'
» English Description
Fendig, 1951, American Camellia Catalogue: Small (miniature type), white, semidouble, 5-6 cm in diameter. Substance of petals like Snowdrift. Outside petals 2.5 cm in length, becoming smaller towards the centre. Bud develops slowly until colour shows then rapidly elongates. Leaves dark green, obovate, 7.5 cm x 3.8 cm. Apex slim, 10 mm long. Texture stiff. Serrations shallow, about 2 mm pitch. Tapered base. Plant habit pendulous, compact and hardy. Originated by Miss Harriet Brandon, Thomasville, Georgia, USA from seed of unknown parents. First flowered 1947. Reg. No.91. American Camellia Yearbook.