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Gray's Invincible

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CountryUnited Kingdom

Year Published/Registered1827

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

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Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Gray's Invincible'

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Banksii  Berlèse, 1837, Monographie, edit, p.112. A synonym for Gray’s Invincible as ‘Imperialis’.

Dotted Flowered  Chandler & Booth, 1831, Illustrations and descriptions of the Plants.... Synonym for ‘Punctata’.

Gallicarium Pressii  Anonymous, 1841, Gardeners’ Chronicle as a synonym for ‘Imperialis’, itself a synonym for Gray’s Invincible.

Grand Invincible  Poiteau, Jan.1836, Revue Horticole, p.166-170. Orthographic error for Gray’s Invincible.

Imperalis  Buist, 1839, Camellias. Orthographic error for 'Imperialis'. synonym for 'Gray's Invincible'

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» English Description

Loudon, 1827, The Gardeners’ Magazine, vol.2, p.358: White ground, striped with pink, upwards of 7.5 cm across, very double. Originated in England by Press, gar­dener to E. Gray, from seeds of the semi-double (Semi-Duplex) crossed with the single white(Alba Simplex). Botanical Register, 1829, vol.15, pl.1267 as ‘Punctata’: This camellia was raised in 1824 by George Press, gardener to Edward Gray, Harringay House, Hornsey, from seed of the semi-double red (Semi-duplex) impregnated with the pollen of the single white, to which it has considerable resemblance in growth and habit. The flowers are 7.5-10 cm across, of a very delicate blush colour, almost white: striped and slightly spotted with pale rose, known as rose flake carnation. The exterior petals are nearly round, or a little cordate, and spread almost flat, each 2.5 cm in diameter. The inner petals are numerous, of an irregular shape, some compara­tively large and rounded, others narrow, pointed and incurved. Loosely arranged in a cluster similar to the Pompone although not so upright or compact. Synonyms: ‘Punctata’, ‘Press’s Invincible’, ‘Dotted Flowered’‘Invincible’, ‘L’Invincible’, ‘Pressii Punctata’, ‘Invincible’ (Gray’s) ‘Imperialis’, ‘Punctata Imperialis’, ‘Punctata Flore Pleno’, ‘Punctata Major’, ‘Paeni­iflora Imperialis Punctata’, ‘Gallicarum Pressii’, ‘Pressii’s Invincible’, ‘Punctata Invincible’, ‘Punctata Plena’, ‘Banksii’. Sport: Splendida.


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Blooming Season United Kingdom