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Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia rusticana 'Kaze-no-bon'
Japanese Name：風の盆 かぜのぼん
Meaning：Kaze (風) wind; no (の) of; bon (盆)，bon-dance festival. The bon-dance festival performed from 1st to 3rd of September at Yatsuo-machi to congratulate the rich harvest of the year escaped from typhoon.
» English Description
Tuyama, 1968, Camellias of Japan, pl.245, p.124, description, p.165: Leaves ovate to broadly elliptic, margins crenate-serrulate, 5.8-7.0 cm long x 3.1-3.5 cm wide; petioles 4-5 mm long, very hairy. Flowers peony type, low in height, rosy pink (Crimson 22/2), outer petals, 18-25, largest 4 cm long x 2.4 cm wide, oblong; inner petals small, 31-74, oblanceolate, rounded, with 3-15 fan shaped petaloids, scanty stamens, filaments yellow to pinkish. Mid-season flowering. Originated in the wild in Toyama Prefecture, Japan. “Kaza-no-bon” is the bon-fire dance festival held early september at the Yatsuo-machi if the rice harvest has escaped typhoon damage.