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Gladys Riggall

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Year Published/Registered2022

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica ‘Gladys Riggall’

Chinese Name:里格尔

Japanese Name

Meaning:It was named after Gladys Riggall, a renowned protector, preserver, and patron of camellias


» English Description

Gladys Riggall (C. japonica) . International Camellia Journal, 2022, No.54, p.46.  Shrub with a medium, dense, semi-open growth habit; with white flowers being from 8.5 to 11.5 cm in diameter, formal double with more than 100 petals, the outer ones rounded and wavy and the inner ones elliptical or acuminated. Leaves are medium-sized, elliptical and medium-green in colour. It has an early and long-lasting blooming period, starting at the end of November and lasting until late May or early June. It was originated from seeds of C. japonica by Begoña Franco at Finca Chazo (Boiro, A Coruña). It has been recently displayed in several camellia shows in Galicia (NW Spain). It was named after Gladys Riggall, a renowned protector, preserver, and patron of camellias. Gladys and her husband, Leslie Riggall, were also outstanding collectors, having won the Golden Camellia at the International Camellia Shows held in Galicia in 1972, 1974 and 1975.

» Chinese Description

里格尔Camellia japonica ‘Gladys Riggall’。发表于《国际山茶会志》2022年第54期第46页。植株:灌木,枝叶稠密,半开张;花:白色直径8.5-11.5厘米,完全重瓣型,花瓣100多片,外花圆形波浪形,内花椭圆形或卵圆形中等大小,椭圆形,绿色。早花,花期长,11月底开始开放,一直持续到5月底或6月初。从红山茶C. japonica的实生苗中培育由西班牙阿肯色州布恩在芬卡查佐的贝戈尼亚·佛朗哥提供。近年来在西班牙西北部的加利西亚几个山茶花展览中展出。它以著名的山茶花保护者、培育者者和赞助人格拉迪斯·里格尔Gladys Riggall的名字命名。格拉迪斯和她的丈夫杰出的收藏家莱斯利·里格尔Leslie Riggall),曾在19721974年和1975年在加利西亚举行的国际山茶花展上赢得山茶花金奖。


Flower Size8.5-11.5 cm

Blooming Season11-6 Month Spain