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Jean May

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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1951

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental


Scientific Name:Camellia sasanqua 'Jean May'

Chinese Name:珍梅

Japanese Name



J. May Ghisleni, Pier Juigi,1982, Le Camelia, p.77. Abbreviation for Jean May.

Mean May Hillebrand Nursery Catalogue, 1978. Orthographic error for Jean May.

珍梅 新竹市茶花产销班目录,2002-2006, p.26, J24.

真美 茶花林目录,1992-2006, p.13/28, No.1114.


» English Description

SCCS., 1951, The Camellia. Its Culture and Nomenclature: Shell pink. Large. Double. Fendig, 1953, American Camellia Catalogue with colour plate: A medium sized, light pink, complete double, about 8 cm across. The colour is blush to shell pink with deeper shades of pink towards the centre, shading to almost white at the edges. Petals are oblong, about 5 cm long x 2 cm wide, the outer ones being notched. The few central stamens are almost concealed. Filaments are yellow, anthers golden. Leaves apple green, elliptic, 5 cm x 2 cm, texture thick, veins obscure, apex short and blunt, tapering base, short petiole, serration shallow. Plant is vig­orous, upright and rapid in rate. Originated by Ralph May, Gerbing Camellia Nurseries, Fer­nandina, Florida, USA from seed of unknown parents. For colour photo see American Camellia Yearbook, 1954, facing p.18 and black and white photo, Hertrich, 1959, Camellias in the Hunting­ton Gardens, vol.III, p.304. This cultivar was awarded as an AGM (Award of Garden Merit) plant by the Royal Horticultural Society  in 2002 at H4 rate (hardy: average winter; -10°C to -5°C).

» Chinese Description

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.137.

Jean May 珍梅(C. sasanqua)茶梅。1951,美国佛罗里达州FernandinaRalph May。不明实生种。半重瓣牡丹、散漫凌乱、极淡的粉红、花心颜色较浓、瓣缘近白、小~中轮 (78.5 x 33.5cm)、花期1012月,树性直立横张、长势强。花名:人名(金梅)。

Jean May—杨绍溥,1978,台湾茶花,p.79, No.17.

Jean May (珍梅)一新竹市茶花产销班目录,2002-2006, p.26, J24.

Jean May (真美)一茶花林目录,1992-2006, p.13/28, No.1114.


Flower Size7-8.5 cm

Blooming Season10-12 Month United States