Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia 'Gay Buttons'
Species/Combination：C. pitardii hybrid
» English Description
New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, March 2003, Issue No.144, vol.XXIII, No.2, p.13, Reg. No.445. Registered by Mark Jury, Tikorangi, New Zealand. A cross between C.japonica ‘Tinsie’ (Bokuhan) x C.pitardii var. pitardii that first flowered 1990. Flower is a miniature single, 4 cm diameter x 2 cm deep, with about 6 petals, cerise pink (RHS.CC.67B) in colour. The 80 or so stamens form a wide central mass containing a mixture of stamens and petaloids, which have a small white flap over an apparently normal anther. The flower has a cupped, bright and perky appearance. The plant is upright, open and of medium growth rate, with dark green leaves 4.5 cm long x 3 cm wide. Flowers early to mid-season.