Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia rusticana 'Gogō-an'
Japanese Name：五合庵 ごごうあん
» English Description
Inazawa Nurseries Co. Ltd. Catalogue, 1986-1987, p.8, A367; Yokoyama & Kirino, 1989, Nihon no Chinka, p.210, colour photo and description: Medium size, vivid scarlet, vase-shaped single, of 5 rounded, overlapping, concave petals and a central stamen column of reddish filaments, joined for the lower third, and bright yellow anthers. Blooms mid-season to late. Leaves medium to deep green, ovate to broad ovate, apices blunt acute, margins serrate. Plant habit horizontally spreading and slow growing. Selected from wild japonicas growing on Kunigami Mountain, Wakemizu Town, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. “Gogō-an” was the hermitage of the famous monk poet Ryōkan (1758-1831) in the Niigata Prefecture. Named and released by Hieyo Katō in 1980.