Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Harry Cave'
Gao, Jiyin, 2007, The Identification....Outstanding Camellias, p.420; Chinese synonym for the New Zealand C.japonica Harry Cave.
» English Description
New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, 1990, Vol.XVI, No.5, p.42, Reg. No.274, with colour photo on front cover: A chance seedling of C.japonica Bob Hope. Grown by H.B. Cave, Wanganui, New Zealand from seed planted 1982. First flowered 1987. Plant growth is slow and compact and dark green foliage with leaves 10 cm x 4 cm. The flowers are deep scarlet red, semi-double with 15-17 petals and bright yellow pollen. Average flower size is 8.5 cm across x 4cm deep. Filaments are red and fused at the base and become cream higher up, where they spread wide open. Blooms early to mid-season on a floriferous, compact plant and last well. Colour RHS.CC.46A. Chinese synonym ‘Hali’.