Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Fulgens'
Société deFlores Catalogue, 1838. Synonym for Fulgens.
» English Description
Prince, 1828, A Short Treatise on Horticulture, p.169. No decription. Harrison, ed., 1835, The Floricultural Cabinet, p.186: British hybrid with dark red flowers. Buist, 1832, American Flower Garden Directory, p.79: Flower large and very bright red double, approaching ‘Atrorubens’ but more brilliant. Foliage a lucid green, very smooth, young wood and wood buds have a reddish appearance. We have no doubt that it will set seed. Berlèse says that it came from England as a seedling of ‘Rubra Simplex’. Prince, 1844, p.104, gives ‘Fulgida’ as synonym, but Berlèse in his 1837 Monographie lists and describes Fulgens and Fulgida as two separate and distinct cultivars and in his description of Fulgens says "There is another flower which bears the same name, the flowers of which are double, large and beautiful." It believed that this is Fulgens d’Italie, listed in the van Houtte Catalogue, 1841, 7:8. Synonym: ‘Fulgens Anglais’.