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Year Published/Registered1933

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Jitsugetsu (japonica)'

Chinese Name:日月

Japanese Name

Meaning:Sun & Moon


日月  蔡福贵,1984,茶花,P.154, No.101.图37.


» English Description

Minagawa, 1933, Chinkashū. For colour photos and descrip­tions see: Tuyama, 1966, Camellia Cultivars of Japan, p.324, pl.185; Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.I, 1972, pl.312; Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.79, description, p.223; Yokoyama & Kirino, 1989, Nihon no Chinka, p.334; Tuyama, 1968, Camellias of Japan, pl.364, p.185, description, p.198 as 'Jitsu-getsu': Leaves elliptic to narrowly ovate-elliptic, venation slightly impressed, manifestly serrate. Flowers semi-double, pure white or red (Currant Red 821/3) , with intermediate colour of stripes, or rarely, two colours in two halves of the flower. Inner petals sometimes wavy and intermingled with stamens. Flowers late. Originated in the Kantō area, Japan. Resembles: Shikainami, Kariginu. Said to be a seedling of Kan’yōtai. Dif­ferent reading: 'Nichigetsu'. Known as 'Ichi-Setsu' in the UK. Satomi, 1956 gives 'Tōyō-nishiki' as a synonym but this name has since been used by Katayama for another cultivar.

» Chinese Description

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.140.

Jitsugetsu日月(Sun & Moon)。(C.japonica)红山茶。1933,日本埼玉县。半重瓣(散漫)、白 粉红底、少量红条或粉红底白覆轮、花色多变、割散蕊、中轮、花期13月、树性直立、长势强。

日月一蔡福贵,1984,茶花,P.154, No.101.37.


Flower Size8-10 cm

Blooming Season1-3 Month Japan