Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Gaiety'
» English Description
Verschaffelt, 1854, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book IV, pl.II: This camellia was obtained from seed in England and it is amongst the variegated varieties by the arrangement of the pink stripes or fasciae which streak the petals. These are rounded, convex, faintly emarginate; at the centre they are very small, upright and form a compact and ruffled heart. The colouring resembles Tricolor. The name has been used erroneously in the USA for a form of Gigantea, with reduced variegation.