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CountryUnited Kingdom

Year Published/Registered1836

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Graya'

Chinese Name

Japanese Name



Garyia de Knight  Makoy Catalogue, 1838. Synonym for Graya.

Gray  Berlèse, 1837, Monographie, ed.1, p.116. Orthographic error for Graya.

Graya de Knight  Jacob Makoy et Cie Catalogue, 1839, p.16. Synonym for Graya.

Graya Vera  Berlèse, 1840, Monographie, ed.2, p.159. Synonym for Graya.

Grayii  Tagliabue, 1840, Nomenclatore Camelliae. Orthographic error for Graya.


» English Description

Jacob Makoy et Cie Nursery Catalogue, 1836, p.16 as ‘Graya de Knight’. Harrison, ed., 1837, The Floricultural Cabinet, vol.V, p.172: “Dark red”. Berlèse, 1840, Monographie, ed.2, p.159, 231 as ‘Graya Vera’: Leaves 5.4 cm wide x 8.5 cm long, horizontal, nearly smooth, thick, apex a little recurved, of a deep green; bud a little pointed with green scales; flower 9.5 cm across, full with the centre depressed, cherry-red, sometimes deeper; exterior petals in 4 rows are a little ovoid, notched, with considerable reflexing; those of the interior are small, erect, strap-like, more or less spaced out. In the centre 3 or 4 stamens without anthers. Originated in England. Synonyms ‘Graya Vera’, ‘Graya de Knight’. Ortho­graphic errors: ‘Grayii’, ‘Gray’.


Flower Size

Blooming Season United Kingdom