Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Genji-awase (Kantō)'
» English Description
Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.50, description, p.212: Medium sized, semi-double with about 24 petals in 3-4 rows and a central column of stamens with light yellow anthers and pale cream filaments. Petals deeply notched, apices recurved, rose coloured with some broad, red streaks and an irregular, white edge, petals channelled. There are two camellias named Genji-awase which have been distinguished in the Senchinshū by the affixes (A) and (B). The first with the affix (A) refers to the old variety of the last century and is thus reduced to synonymity, the second, more modern variety, with the affix (B) is accepted as valid to distinguish it from the earlier cultivar. Originated in the Kantō District, Japan.