Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Ishiyamadera'
» English Description
Sakuden, 1630, Hyakuchinshū; Chinka Zufu, (before 1700), Watanabe, 1969, pl.630 as 'Ishiyama-dera': Purple-red, medium sized double with large petaloids on rare occasions. Originated in Japan. Ishiyamadera is a Buddhist temple in Ōmi, built by Emperor Shōmu, burnt down in 1078 and rebuilt. Belongs to the Shingon Sect and dedicated to Kwannon. (Believed extinct.)