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Grandiflora Rosea (Japan)

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Year Published/Registered1935

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Grandiflora Rosea'

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Paul J. Howard, 1935, Horticultural Establishment Catalogue, p.15: This is probably the largest flowering camellia now available. The semi-double flowers are clear, rose pink, the centre stamens are golden tassled with rose. Fruitland Nursery Catalogue, 1937-1938, p.18. Plate, p.159, Hertrich, 1954, Camellias in the Huntington Gardens, vol.I: Semi-double, usually incomplete double. Crimson 22 at margins shading to 22/3 towards the centre, very dark venation,12 cm wide by 6 cm deep. Petals: 10 guard segments, sharply recurved, highly variable, 5.5 cm long and wide, irregularly notched. Centre: Irregularly shaped central petals, intermingled with stamens, stout filaments, dark golden anthers. Leaves: Broad-elliptic, glossy, dark green, 8-9 cm long x 4­-5 cm wide; serrations broad, shallow; apices, short to long acuminate, recurved. Habit: Upright, loosely branched. Blooms mid-season. Synonyms: ‘Louise Maclay’, ‘Tea Gardens 13’, ‘Grandiflora Rosea (2)’, ‘Grandiflora Superba (Wada)’. Sport: Grandiflora Rosea Variegated. This cultivar came from the Yokohama Nursery, Japan according to Domoto. Due to its similar­ity with ‘Lady Clare’,(Akashigata) the two camellias have been confused. For example ‘Empress’ has been used as a synonym for them both.


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