Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Grand Alexandre'
Del Lungo e Girardi, 1928, Le Camelie, p.130. Orthographic variant for Grand Alexandre.
» English Description
Berlèse, 1840, Monographie, ed.2, p.94, 227: Leaves very long and broad, with very sharp apex, some reflexed, strongly serrate and twisted. Bud obtuse, scales greenish; flower about 11 cm across, full, rose, often cherry-red depending on the season. Petals are very broad but not numerous, well imbricated, reflexed, one or the other notched at the apex and parted by a vertical median line of very deep colour. Those of the centre are very small in number, are slightly twisted, lying irregularly and of a pale red. Originated in Italy by Mariani. Orthographic variant: ‘Grande Allessandro’.