Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Jezebel'
» English Description
American Camellia Yearbook, 1974, vol.II, p.234,, Reg. No.1336: A 15 year old chance japonica seedling that first bloomed 1965. Originated by D.C. Strother, Fort Valley, Georgia, USA. Plant growth is upright, average and rapid with light green leaves, 10 cm x 3.8 cm. The semi-double, 'Herme' (Hikarugenji) type, bloom is between strong and moderate red. Average size, 11 cm, across x 6 cm deep with 19-23 petals and a few petaloids, wavy and creped petal edges, yellow filaments and anthers. Midseason blooming. Jiangxue. Chinese Camellia Culture, 2003, p.177 with colour photo; An tree about 600 years old in Sanguan Temple, Teiqing Palace, Qindao City, China. The goddess Jiangxue, described in “Stories in a Scholar’s Studio, Xiangyu”, by Pu Songling, a literary writer of the Qing Dynasty, refers to this camellia tree.