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Year Published/Registered1956

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

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Scientific Name:Camellia rusticana 'Kirin-no-homare'

Chinese Name

Japanese Name:麒麟の誉 きりんのほまれ

Meaning:Kirin (麒麟) a Japanese legendary animal; no (の) of; homare (誉) glory. Glory of kirin.


Kirin no Hon  Woodward, 1987, International Camellia Journal, No.19, p.81. Corruption of the Japanese name Kirin-no-homare.


» English Description

Minagawa, 1956, Chinkashū: Deep red, peony. See colour plates: Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1966, Garden Life No.17, front cover, lower L.H.; Tuyama, 1968, Camellias of Japan, pl.247, p.125, description, p.166; Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.I, 1972, pl.190, p.98; Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.44, description, p.210: Leaves oblong-elliptic, apex shortly acuminate, flat, strongly serrate at the margin, petioles hairy. Flowers of peony type, deep red. (Cardinal Red 822/2), medium to large size. Inner petals not so small, intermixed with stamens. Flower shape tends to vary, sometimes lotus shape or anemone form. Flowers mid-season. Corruption of name: ‘Kirin no Hon’. Originated in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Collected by Yaichi Kawamura on Mt Kirin, Higashi-kanbara District, named and released in 1966.

» Japanese Description

講談社 1975年 《現代椿集》 P.319.  誠文堂新光社.1998.《日本ツバキ.サザンカ名鑑》.p.78. 日本ツバキ協会. 2010. 《最新日本ツバキ図鑑》. p.125. 新潟產. [花]紅色、牡丹~獅子咲き、雄しベは花弁と混生、中~大輪、3~4月。[葉]楕円、中形。[樹]叢生。[来歴]ユキツバキ系。東蒲原郡の麒麟山で川村弥一が採集、1966年に命名.写/桐野、文/萩屋


Flower Size10-13 cm

Blooming Season Japan