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Kay Truesdale

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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1962

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Kay Truesdale'

Chinese Name:凯初德

Japanese Name



凯初德  新竹市茶花产销斑目录,2002-2006, p.59, K17-18.


» English Description

American Camellia Yearbook, 1962-1963, p.220, Reg No.638: A 6 year old chance seedling that first bloomed 1959. Originated by E.V. Truesdale, West Columbia, South Carolina, USA. The plant growth is upright and average in rate with dark green leaves, averag­ing 10 cm x 5 cm. The rose form double flowers, similar to ‘Mathotiana’, (Julia Drayton) are 12.5 cm across x 6 cm deep. Colour is a light, lavender pink (Nickerson Colour Chart 2.5 RP 8/5) with white stamens and 35-40 petals. The petals are wide and show slight veining. Usually fully imbricated but odd blooms may open semi-double. Flowers early to mid-season.

» Chinese Description

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.148.

Kay Truesdale 凯初德(C. japonica)红山茶。1962,美国南卡罗来纳州West ColumbiaE. V. Truesdale。6年偶发实生种、初花1959年。完全~玫瑰形、淡紫粉、中~大轮(9~12.5 x 3.5~6cm)、花期(12~2月)、树性直立、长势中等。花名:人名(凯·楚斯戴尔)。

Kay Truesdale (凯初德)一新竹市茶花产销斑目录,2002-2006, p.59, K17-18.


Flower Size9-12.5 cm

Blooming Season12-2 Month United States