Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Heding'
Watanabe & Andoh, 1980, Tsubaki Hana to Kinta Bunko-, p.155.Different reading for Heding.
Different reading for Heding.
Yashiro, 1841, Kokon Yōrankō, vol.306.Different reading for the Chinese Heding.
» English Description
Ono, 1803, Honzō Kōmoku Keimo. Fang, 1930, Diannan Chahua Xiaozhu describes Heding as: “It is as big as a waterlily and the colour is blood red. The centre is full like the top of a crane’s head”. This refers to the Chinese crane with the red crest so often illustrated in Chinese and Japanese paintings. Liu, 1959, Several Famous Ornamental Plants of China gives the same description for Hedinghong and also says: “There are 6 large, outer petals in the outer whorl. In the centre the petals are broken or divided. This variety is suitable for breeding as it sets seed easily.” However the name Hedinghong was also used for a C.reticulata (Feng & Shi, 1966) and is included in Feng et al, 1981, Yunnan Shanchahua, plate, p.121 with the synonym ‘Hedingcha’. Because of the confusion it is proposed that Heding Cha be the valid name for the C.reticulata cultivar and Heding for the C.japonica while Hedinghong applies to a variegated form. Originated in China. Different readings: ‘Ho Ting’, ‘He-ting’. Japanese reading: ‘Kakuchō’. Yashiro, 1841, Kokon Yōrankō, vol.306 lists ‘Kakuchōcha’.