Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Francis Saunders'
» English Description
Hertrich, 1955, Camellias in the Huntington Gardens, vol.II, p.139 with black & white photo: Flower: Complete double formal, almost tiered; crimson 22/1 base to 22/2, innermost tone, 22/self venation; to 9 cm across x 4 cm deep. Petals about 30, oval to obovate, conspicuous veins, 3.5 cm long x 3-3.5 cm wide. In the centre of the flower there are about 20 additional petal segments, about half size, with some incomplete at the heart, which has a few short, crimped stamens hidden until fully open. Leaves broad-elliptic, channelled, 9 cm long x 5 cm wide, cupped, dark glossy green, stiff, leathery texture; serrations broad and shallow; apices short pointed. Habit: Spreading, open; mid-season flowering. Originated in the Huntington Gardens, San Marino, California, USA.