Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia 'Joy'
Species/Combination：C. reticulata hybrid
» English Description
American Camellia Yearbook, vol.II, 1974, p.235, Reg. No.1340: A 5 year old hybrid seedling of Carl Tourje x Damanao that first bloomed 1970. Originated by Truman Pearce, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. Plant growth is upright and rapid in rate with dark green leaves, 8-10 cm long x 5-6 cm wide. The semi-double 'Herme' (Hikarugenji) type, bloom is irridescent red, bordered with light centered petals (Similar to 'Blush Betty Supreme') with light yellow anthers, 20-22 petals and a few petaloids. Blooms mid-season to late. Average size, 10 cm x 8 cm. See colour photo, front cover ACS, 1975, The Camellia Journal, vol.30, No.1.