Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia 'Kiri Te Kanawa'
Species/Combination：C. pitardii × C. reticulata
» English Description
New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, 1972, vol.VII, No.6, p.36, Reg. No.76: A hybrid seedling of C.pitardii (Descanso form) x C.reticulata hybrid Buddha raised by John Sobeck of California and given to Jack Clark, Auckland, New Zealand. The plant has an upright, dense habit and dark green foliage, 10 cm x 4 cm. The flower is semi-double with 15 petals and occasional petaloids. Anthers are reddish brown on cream filaments and colour is Fuchsia RHS.CC.67C. Flowers from early to late. Named for the famous Maori opera singer.