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Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Kirara'
Japanese Name：雲母 きらら
Meaning：a place name, near Takeda Kyoto Herbal Garden, Ichiōjji, Sakyō-ku, Kyoto. Kirara originally means mica.
» English Description
Tuyama, 1968, Camellias of Japan, pl.242, p.122, description, p.163: Leaves very narrowly elliptic to narrow-elliptic, undulate, venation more or less impressed, margins crenate, 7.5-8.4 cm long x 2.8-4.3 cm wide. Flower irregular, informal, incomplete double. Outer petals strongly recurved, inner ones erect, intermingled with long tufts of stamens, deep red, (Cardinal Red 822/3) 5-6 outer petals, about 21 inner petals, up to 5 cm long. Stamens in double circle, filaments pinkish, several petaloids. Flowers mid-season to late. Originated as a seedling in the Takeda Gardens, Japan. “Kirara” is the name of a place near the Takeda Gardens.