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K. O. Hester

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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1972

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia reticulata 'K. O. Hester'

Chinese Name:赫斯特

Japanese Name



Hesite  Shao, Taichong, 1992, The Observations from the Camellia World, No.534, p.67. Chinese synonym for the USA C.reticulata hybrid K.O. Hester.


» English Description

SCCS., Oct.1972, The Camellia Review, vol.34, No.1, p.15: A chance seedling of C.reticulata ‘Tali Oueen’, (Dali Cha) released by Nuccio’s Nurseries, Altadena, California, USA. A very large, medium, orchid pink, semi-double with irregular, upright petals. Vigorous, open growth. Mid-season blooming. Originated by K.O. Hester, Laguna Hills, California. See colour photo facing p.52, American Camellia Yearbook, 1973. Front cover, SCCS, 1973, The Camel­lia Review, vol.34, No.3.Macoboy, 1981, The Colour Dictionary of Camellias, p.159. Sport: K.O. Hester Variegated.

» Chinese Description

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.144.

K.O. Hester 赫斯特(C. reticulata)云南茶。1972,美国加州Laguna HillsK.O. Hester培育选出。C. reticulata 'Tali Queen'(大理茶)然实生种。半重瓣、不规则直立瓣、紫粉色、巨大、花期1~2月、树性横张、长势强。

K.O. Hester(赫斯特)一高继银,1998,世界名贵茶花,p.116, No.2.

K.O. Hester (清凉寺)一茶花林目录,1992-2006, p.14/28, No.60.


Flower Size13-18 cm

Blooming Season1-2 Month United States