Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Ikkyū (1695)'
Japanese Name：一休 いっきゅう
» English Description
Itō Ihei, 1695, Kadan Chikinshō; Yashiro, 1841, Kokon Yōrankō, vol.306; Tsubaki Hachiboku Sanbokutsuki, (before 1868): Double, medium large, red flower with white spots. Originated in Japan. While the characters given for Ikkyū mean "A rest", this meaning usually carries the reading 'Yitoyasumi'. As the reading Ikkyū, it refers to the famous Japanese poet, Ikkyū Sōjun, (1394-1481). He was a Zen priest. His childhood name was "Shūden".(Believed extinct.)