Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia sasanqua 'Gigantic'
» English Description
Fendig, 1953, American Camellia Catalogue: Large, white, semi-double, approximately 3.1 inches (8 cm) in diameter. The colour is pure white, but reflects the colour of the anthers giving it a creamy hue. There are two layers of widely spaced, spoon shaped petals numbering 5-6. The petals are fluted and notched. Filaments are greenish yellow, anthers are golden.The leaves are light green, 5.5 cm x 2.5 cm. The texture is thin and the leaf turns upward from the prominent, centre vein. Tip is short and blunt, serrations are fine. Very fast growth habit, upright with reddish brown new growth. Originated by Walter Allan, Summerville, South Carolina, USA, about 1934 from seed of unknown parents. Synonyms: ‘Allen’s Gigantea’, ‘Allen’s Gigantic’.