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Frances Sessions Hicks

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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1962

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Frances Sessions Hicks'

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Frances S. Hicks  True’s Camellias, 1963, ACS., The Camellia Journal, vol.18, No.3, p.28. Abbrevia­tion for Frances Sessions Hicks.

Francis Hicks  (C.japonica), Mark S. Cannon Scion List, 1964-1965, p.6. Orthographic error for Frances Sessions Hicks.


» English Description

True’s Camellias Catalogue, 1962; American Camellia Yearbook, 1965, p.234, Reg. No.668: An 8 year old seedling of Shiro-daikagura which first bloomed 1956. Originated by R.D. Hicks, Troutville, Virginia, USA. Plant growth is average with dark green leaves, 10 cm x 5 cm. elliptic, broad, sharp serrations, tapering to base and apex. The 14.5 cm diameter flow­ers, white with gold stamens, vary from flat, semi-double to almost full peony with 30-35 lay­ered petals and rabbit-ear formation, recurving inwards at maturity. Blooms mid-season. Abbreviation: ‘Frances S. Hicks’. Orthographic error: ‘Francis Hicks’.


Flower Size14.6-15.5 cm

Blooming Season1-3 Month United States