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Year Published/Registered1812

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Incarnata'

Chinese Name:东方亮

Japanese Name

Meaning:named after the bloom color "incarnato" (blush )


Blush  Aiton, 1812, Hortus Kewensis, 4:235. Synonym for Incarnata.

Blush Camellia  Edward’s Botanical Register, 1816, vol.2, pl.112. Synonym for Incarnata.

Buff  Aiton, 1812, Hortus Kewensis, 4:235. Synonym for Incarnata.

Buff Incarnata  Fendig, 1953, American Camellia Catalogue. Synonym for Incarnata.

Buff Pink  Vanderbilt, 1941, Camellia Research, II, p.1. Synonym for Incarnata.

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» English Description

Andrew, 1812, Botanical Repository, vol.10, pl.660 as 'flore pleno Incarnato'. In 1816 it was listed as 'The Blush Camellia' in The Botanical Register and finally given the cultivar name Incarnata in Loddige's Botanical Cabinet, 1818 with a colour plate. A formal double, 7-9 cm across, outer petals obovate, 4 cm long x 3.3 cm wide,, slightly notched; central petals obcor­date with short, pointed apex. Imbricated to give tiered or hexagonal form. Pale dawn pink (RHS.CC. 523/3) or paler, depth of colour depending on protection of the flowers. Leaves nar­rowly obovate, 9 cm x 4 cm, apex acuminate, margins serrate, light mid-green, upper surface with pale veining. Habit slow, upright, spreading growth. Imported from China for Lady Amelia Hume of Wormleybury, England in 1806. The synonym 'Lady Hume's Blush' is in common use for this cultivar. Synonyms: 'Buff’, 'Buff Pink', 'Blush', 'Double Blush', 'Double Buff', 'Flavescens', 'Hume's Blush', 'Lady Hume's Blush', 'Lady Hume's Double blush', 'Maiden's Blush', 'Pudeur de Madamoiselle Hume', 'Mahdenblush', 'Maidenblusch', 'Camurca', 'Incarnata Plena', 'Incarnata Flavescens', 'Incarnata Stella', 'Incarnata Myrtifolia', 'Incarnata Pallida', 'Incarnata Pink', 'Precocissima', 'Flesh Coloured', 'Kewblush', 'Incarnate', Japonica Flore Plena Incarnata', ‘Magnifica Maiden Blush’, ‘Roseaflavescens Hume’s Blush’. Pseudonym: 'Carnea'. Colour plates: Berlèse, 1843, Iconogra­phie, pl.118. Urquhart, 1956, The Camellia. Waterhouse, 1952, Camellia Trail, pl.VI. Baumann & Baumann, 1831, Collection de Camellias élèves à Bollweiler, p.11, pl.24.

» Chinese Description

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.133.

Incarnata 东方亮(Eastern Light)(C. japonica)红山茶。1812,英国。原产地:中国。Lady Amelia Hume1806年将古中国品种"东方亮"(Dongfangliang)引进英国;1812 Andrew发表:Flore Pleno Incarnato;1816年改名:The Blush Camellia;1818年正式登录为:Incarnata (茵卡娜塔)。完全形、初开时淡粉红色、全开呈粉白色、中轮(7~9cm)6~7重轮列、花瓣约60~70枚、花期1~2月、树性直立、长势中等。别名:Dadong Fanliang (大东方亮)、Dongfangliang (东方亮)、Lady Hume's BlushXiaodong Fangliang (小东方亮)。

Incarnata (大雪山)一茶花林目录,1992-2006, p.13/28, No.265.


Flower Size7-9 cm

Blooming Season2-4 Month France