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Knightii Eximia

Last Updated:2019/4/10 9:11:17 By:wangzhonglang


CountryUnited Kingdom

Year Published/Registered1837

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Knightii Eximia'

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Eximia (Knight)  Berlèse, 1837, Monographie, ed.1, invalidly as ‘Eximia’: “There is known in the flower market another camellia under this name, produced by Mr Knight; its flower is semi­double and but little esteemed”. The Magazine of Botany and Gardening of 1837 vol.3, new ser. p.152, lists an ‘Eximia’ from Baumann, Bollwieler and an ‘Eximia’ Chandler & Booth where it is stated: “The foliage of the present subject (Chandlers) and the French ‘Eximia’ are so similar that even a careful observed would consider them one and the same variety”. The first would be that of Knight as he suppliedBaumann & Baumann with most of his camellias. Synonym for Knightii Eximia.

Knight's Eximea  Hazlewood & Jessep, 1972, Checklist - Camellia Cultivars from Nursery Catalogues, p.122. Orthographic error for Knightii Eximia.


» English Description

Berlèse, 1837, Monographie, ed.1, p.128: Leaves small, close, oval, very acuminate, recurved, heavily veined, dull green; bud at first elongated. pointed, obtuse; flower semi-double, 7 cm across, rose to cherry-red; exterior petals imbricated, a little marked with white; those at the centre smaller, crinkled and intermixed with stamens. Burnett, ed. 1837, Magazine of Botany & Gardening, vol.3, p.152 as ‘Eximia’: “The flowers are a most lovely rose colour, from 8-10 cm across. The outer petals are arranged in 3 distinct rows and are heart­shaped or divided at the edge; the inner ones are smaller and faintly striped, filling the centre with a loose and graceful tuft, after the style of ‘Waratah’. Of its origin I am uncertain: the plant I received from Bolwieler.” Originated in England. Orthographic error: ‘Knight’s Eximea’.


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Blooming Season United Kingdom