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CountryUnited Kingdom

Year Published/Registered1837

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Kingii'

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Japanese Name



Cluscii  Isola Madre Catalogue, 1845. Orthographic error for ‘Clusii’, synonym for ‘King of the Camellias’.

Clusia  Seidel, 1846, Pflanzen Catalog, p.6. Synonym for Kingii.

Clusiana  Paxton, 1840, Magazine of Botany, vol.7, p.92. Synonym for ‘King of the Camellias’, syn­onym for Kingii.

Clusii  van Houtte Catalogue, 1839, 1:1. Synonym for ‘King of the Camellias’, synonym for Kingii.

King des Camelias  Cels, Paris Nursery Catalogue, 1839, p.29. Synonym for Kingii.

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» English Description

Harrison ed., 1837, Floricultural Cabinet, vol.V, p.172, as a variegated flower. Rousseau, Angers Nursery Catalogue, 1842-1843, p.2: Sulphury white, spotted and streaked with pink. Berlèse, Iconographie, ed.1, 1841, pl.13, as ‘King’s Royal’. Originated in Britain. Berlèse, 1845, Monographie, ed.3, p.285 as ‘King’s’: Full peony form, soft white with some occasional, pale red streaks, one or two rings of outer petals, very wide, thick, inverted, irregularly notched; the inner petals disordered, amassed, short, wide, numerous, unequal, one huddled against the other forming a centre 7 cm or more wide. Sometimes it is a uniform, pale red colour. Sports: King Rosea, King Rubra. Synonyms: ‘Rex’, ‘King of Camellias’, ‘King’s Royal’, ‘Spectabilis Maculata’, ‘Linkii’, ‘Clusii’, ‘Clusiana’, ‘Spectabilis Maculata de Belges’, ‘Regalis-Royal’, ‘Spectabilis Maculata Vera’, ‘King des Camelias’, ‘King’s Royale’, ‘The King’, ‘Kingii Variegated’, ‘Clusia’, ‘King’s of the Camellia’. Orthographic errors: ‘King’, ‘Kings’.


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Blooming Season United Kingdom