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King Lear

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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1945

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'King Lear'

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Japanese Name



Ethel Weber  Valley Garden Supply Co. Catalogue, 1951, p.9. Synonym for King Lear.

Finlandia Rosea Variegated  Magnolia Gardens and Nursery Catalogue, 1949-1950 as ‘Finlandia Rosea Var.’. Synonym for King Lear.

King Leaf  Fendig, 1953, American Camellia Catalogue. Orthographic error for King Lear.


» English Description

Rhodellia Nursery, [before 1945]. A sport of Finlandia Red. Fendig, 1952, American Camellia Catalogue with colour pl: Large, cherry red marbled white, semi-double, 10 cm across x 5 cm deep. Has a beard-like mass of irregular stamens in the centre surrounded by large petals. There are 3 rows of petals, 3.8 cm wide. Stamens central, white with large yellow anthers. Leaves medium size, dull mid-green, elliptic, 7.5 cm x 3.8 cm. Veins obscure, turns up from midrib, apex short acute, serrulate. Growth habit bushy, compact and vigorous. A sport of Finlandia Red discovered about 1929 by Otto Schwabe, Rhodellia Nursery, West Linn, Ore­gon, USA. Synonyms: ‘Finlandia Rosea Variegated’, ‘Oregon Donklaari’.


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Blooming Season United States