Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia reticulata 'Jiaoyan'
» English Description
CSC, 1989, Report on the Camellias of China: Peony form from Tenchong, Yunnan, China. Rosy colour with indistinct veins; petals spoon-like or butterfly wings, outer petals reflexed at apex, 11-14 cm across, 25-28 petals in 5-6 whorls. Stamens may be in several clusters, mingled with petals. Pistils degenerate, flat and thin, cleft to the base. Flowers mid-season. Leaves elliptic, thick, incurved length-wise like a broad “V”, 8.5-10 cm long. Note: Collected Papers of the International Symposium on C.chrysantha, 1994, p.171, “Selecting and Breeding New Varieties of C.reticulata” give the translation as “Lovely and Colourful”.