Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Jay Ellis'
» English Description
ACS, The Camellia Journal, Nov. 1998, p.24, Reg. No.2479. A large, dark red, semi-double chance seedling. Flowers early to late. Originated by Jay Ellis, Sr, Keystone Heights, Fla., USA, and registered by Jay Ellis, Jr. American Camellia Yearbook, 1998, p.3, colour photo before p.1. The 28 year old seedling first flowered in 1974. Average flower size is 12.7 cm across x 5 cm deep, with 50 petals, yellow anthers and white filaments. Plant growth is spreading, dense and vigorous, with light green leaves 9 cm long x 5 cm wide.