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Year Published/Registered1859

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

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Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Genji-awase'

Chinese Name

Japanese Name:源氏合 げんじあわせ

Meaning:Genji united


Genji-awase (A)  Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.50. Synonym for Genji-awase.

Genjigō  Sakata & Co. Catalogue, July, 1938.Different reading for Genji-awase.


» English Description

Kasuya Kamegorō, 1859, Tsubaki Irohanayose Irotsuki, in the section on new cultivars. Itō Ko’emon, 1879, Chinkashū: A semi-double of 16-18 petals of soft pink, streaked and veined deep pink and with a white border. Centre cluster of stamens with occasional petaloids or small petals. Leaves narrow-obovate with long, acuminate apex and wedge shaped base, mid-green, regularly serrate. Originated in Kantō District, Japan. See pl. l83, Tuyama, 1966, Camellia Cultivars of Japan and colour photo, Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, .p.50 as ‘Genji-awase (A)’; Yokoyama & Kirino, 1989, Nihon no Chinka, p.348. The name refers to the flag of the Genji Clan of medieval Japan. Different readings: ‘Genjigō’. Note: Genji-awase is also a classic card game. Also “Awase” is usually given as the name of a cultivar which produces a variety of coloured blooms.

» Chinese Description

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.107. 

Genji-awase    源氏合(Genji United)(Genji United)。(C. japonica)红山茶。1859,日本江户。半重瓣、桃色底、红色条纹斑、白色覆轮、花瓣约1618枚、中大轮、花期13月、树性 直立、长势强。源氏合一杨绍溥,1978,台湾茶花,p.68, No.102.

» Japanese Description

保育社 .1974《つばき》安藤芳顕著 p.216. 文化出版局. 1975. 《現代椿名鑑》. P.111. 淡交社.1989. 《日本の椿花》..348.   誠文堂新光社.1998.《日本ツバキ.サザンカ名鑑》.p.86. 日本ツバキ協会. 2010. 《最新日本ツバキ図鑑》. p.200. 江戸產. [花]桃色地に紅色の縦絞りと白覆輪、八重、中~大輪、4月。[葉]長楕円、中形、波曲。[樹]立性、強い。[来歴]1859年の「椿伊呂波名寄色附」に載る、名は源氏物語の絵合わせに由来。写/植村、文/編集委員会


Flower Size8-13 cm

Blooming Season1-3 Month Japan