Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Hōrai-kō'
» English Description
Yokoyama & Kirino, 1989, Nihon no Chinka, p.169, colour photo and description: Medium size, red, single with 5 broad, rounded, overlapping petals, opening saucer-shaped, with a central stamen cylinder, with filaments pink at the base to yellow at the top, joined for the lower third, and yellow anthers. Cold hardy with thick petals. Blooms mid-season. Leaves mid-green, narrow-elliptic, apices acute, margins serrate. Originated in Hōrai-gorge, in the Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.