Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Giardino Franchetti'
Generale Giardino Franchelli
Catalogo della Stablimento Agrario-Botanico de Castagnola e Casabono, 1867-1868. Synonym for Giardino Franchetti.
Franchetti.de Bisschop Nursery Catalogue, 1935, p.12. Orthographic error for Giardino Franchetti.
Jean Verschaffelt, 1860-1861, Price List, p.12. Evans, 1893, Gardeners’ Chronicle, ser.3, 13: 323. Orthographic error for Giardino Franchetti.
Shepherd & Co. Nursery Catalogue, 1883-1884, p.37. Orthographic error for Giardino Franchetti.
de Bisschop Nursery Catalogue, 1937. Orthographic error for Giardino Franchetti.
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» English Description
Luzzatti, 1851, Collezione di Camelie, p.19: A new variety, large flower, imbricated, petals broad and of a vivid rose, all veined light red; with the central and circumferential petals all bordered with pure white and striped, largely, with carmine. This cultivar was figured and descibed by Verschaffelt in 1852, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book II, pl.II as “The large size of the petals, their delicate pink colouring, which fades towards the edge, where it becomes a band of white, finely veined red with large, vivid, red stripes.” Verschaffelt states that it was obtained from seed by Franchetti. Luzzatti says, originated from Targioni, while Mercatelli Catalogue, 1881, p.21 has it as a sport of ‘Teresa Targioni’. It appears that Mercatelli was in error and it is more likely a seedling of Targioni. Orthographic errors include: ‘Giardino Franchitti’, ‘Giardino Franchelli’, ‘Giadino Franchelli’, ‘Giardino Franchiettii’, ‘Giardino Franchell’, ‘Girardino Franchetti’, ‘Gierdino Franchetti’, ‘Giardini Franchetti’, ‘Giardina Franchetti’, ‘Guiardino Franchetti’, ‘Giardino Franco’, ‘Giordino Franchetti’.