Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Harlequin (US)'
» English Description
Hume, 1931, Azaleas and Camellias, p.32: Variegated white and pink with full double, peony-like flowers. Fruitland Nursery Catalogue, 1933-1934: White and clear pink to solid pink. Medium sized variform of full peony to formal double. Vigorous, upright, open growth. Late flowering. There has been some confusion in America with this variety. Rubel listed this name as early as 1929 in his “Fall Wholesale Trade List” and in following lists but these turned out to be Mrs Anne Marie Hovey. Synonyms: ‘Sponge’, ‘Conglomerate’(Rust) and ‘Rast’s Conglomerate’. See Hertrich, 1954, Camellias in the Huntington Gardens, vol.I, p.167 for black and white illustration, and the pl. facing p.146, in American Camellia Yearbook, 1954. Sports: Harlequin Pink, Harlequin Blush Pink, Harlequin White. Synonyms: ‘Harlequin Flore Pleno’, ‘Harlequin Variabilis’.