Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Joseph Pfingstl'
J.H. Pfingst Catalogue Descriptif des Pépinières de Kerisnel, 1994, p.30. Orthographic error for Joseph Pfingstl.
Joseph Pfingstal Anglia Group (Morely) Mill Lane Nursery, 1992-1993. Orthographic error for Joseph Pfingstl.
Qiaosaifu Gao, Jiyin, 2007, The Identification....Outstanding Camellias, p.411; Chinese synonym for the USA C.japonica Joseph Pfingstl.
» English Description
American Camellia Society Newsletter, Oct.1948, vol.3, No.8 when it received an Award of Merit. It is ACS., Reg. No.3 and US. Plant Patent No.927: A large, dark red, incomplete double, 12.5 cm across. Outer petals are waved, inner petals erect, fluted, surrounding central stamens. Leaves are large, broad, dark green and serrated on a hardy, vigorous plant. Originated in USA by Emmett J. Pfingstl, Montgomery, Alabama from seed of unknown parents. First flowered 1944. See colour photo facing p.315, American Camellia Yearbook, 1950. Received the "John Illges Award", 1950. There is a variegated sport named Emmett Pfingstl. Chinese synonym ‘Qiaosaifu’. This cultivar was awarded as an AGM (Award of Garden Merit) plant by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2002 at H5 rate (hardy: cold winter; -15°C to -10°C).
Flower Size： 12.7-13.5 cm
Blooming Season： 10-4 Month United States