Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Hoshiguruma (Gerbing)'
» English Description
Gerbing’s Azalea Gardens Catalogue, 1938-1939: (Star Wheel). Peony form flowers, shaped much like a wheel, deep rose, very slow growth. Midseason blooming. See: Hertrich, 1954, Camellias in the Huntington Gardens, vol.I, p.177 with black and white photo shows a typical peony form and gives the colour as Cherry 722/1 but has no white variegation. The variety was purchased from Domoto by McIlhenny in 1936 and presumably Domoto imported it from Japan.