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Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Kankō'
Japanese Name：菅公 かんこう
» English Description
Tuyama, 1968, Camellias of Japan, pl.361, p.183, description, p.197: Leaves large, thick, ovate to ovate-elliptic, apex suddenly acuminate, venation impressed, manifestly serrate at margin, 6.8-7.5 cm long x 4.1-5.4 cm wide. Flowers large, rosy pink with some deep, rosy red stripes, (Rhodonite Red 0022) semi-double, sometimes with petal edges white, petals loosely wavy, 8-12 large petals with 1-4 smaller, accessory petals. Stamens 3.5 high, a little irregular, often divided, filaments pale cream, and a few small, fan shaped petaloids. Flowers mid-season. Produces a number of sports of white, white with red streaks, or red flowers. For other colour plates see: Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.II, 1978, pl.401; Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1980, Senchinshū, p.39. Yokoyama & Kirino, 1989, Nihon no Chinka, p.351.; Originated in Japan in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture. Named and released by Takashi Tsuyama in 1960. “Kankō” was the “nom de plume” of the famous poet Sugawara, Michizane, from Dazaifu.