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Year Published/Registered1987

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

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Scientific Name:Camellia hiemalis 'Hikuma-otome'

Chinese Name:曳马乙女

Japanese Name:曳馬こ女 ひくまおとめ

Meaning:Maiden drawing a horse


Yemayinü Gao, Jiyin, 1998, The World's Best Camellia Cultivars, p.161. Chinese synonym for Hikuma-otome.


» English Description

JCS., 1987, Japan Camellia, No.23, p.4, colour photo: Discovered by Tsuyoshi Matsumura, in an old garden in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. A Kan-tsubaki with red coloured flowers with fine veining in the centre of the outer petals and with white stripes in the centre of the outer petals. Blooms are double, medium sized and flow­ers early. The plant is wide spreading. “Hikuma” is the old name for a suburb of Hamamatsu City. Latest Illustrated Book of Japanese Camellias, (Camellias of Japan), 2010, p.310 with colour photo; Formal double. Found by Tsuyoshi Muramatsu in a private hedge in 1977, named by Fusako Yamasaki.

» Chinese Description

徐碧玉. 2007,《茶梅》,第74页。原产日本静闻,1977年村松刚在浜松市民家发现,山崎富佐子命名。花鲜玫瑰红色,花瓣40~50枚,中肋有白条,花径8厘米左右,玫瑰重瓣型,花期11月至翌年2月;叶长椭圆形,稍小,齿浅;树形稍开张,长势较强。

» Japanese Description

誠文堂新光社.1998.《日本ツバキ.サザンカ名鑑》.p.311.  国立歴史民俗博物館. 2009. 「冬の華・サザンカ」. P.21.     日本ツバキ協会. 2010. 《最新日本ツバキ図鑑》. p.310. 静岡產. [花]桃紅色、花弁中心に白筋がある、千重、中輪、11~2月。[葉]長楕円、やや小形。[樹]やや横張り性、比較的強い。[来歴]カンツバキ系。1977年に村松剛らが浜松市の民家の生垣で発見、命名は山崎富佐子。写.文/箱田


Flower Size8-10 cm

Blooming Season Japan