Chosen by Yves CHAPEL
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'L'Avvenire'
Hazlewood & Jessep, 1972, Checklist - Camellia Cultivars from Nursery Catalogues, p.14. Orthographic error for L’Avvenire.
Giles & Son Nursery Catalogue, 1881. Orthographic error for L’Avvenire.
Townhall Park Nurseries Ltd. Southhampton Catalogue, 1953-1954, p.4. Orthographic error for L’Avvenire.
Floral Magazine, 1878. Orthographic error for L’Avvenire.
Leguay, 1853, Revue Horticole, p.30. Orthographic error for L’Avvenire.
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» English Description
Luzzatti, 1851, Collezione di Camelie, p.22: Flower imbricated. Extraordinary fullness and size. Colour clear, wine red, sometimes with white lines. Obtained from seed of ‘Donckelaeri’ (Masayoshi) by Sig. V. Corsi. See Verschaffelt, 1854, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book III, pl.IV as ‘L’Avenire’: Distinctly lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, acuminate leaves and a very large, pink, perfection bloom, veined a deeper pink, 9-10.5 cm across. Orthographic errors: ‘L’Avenir’, ‘L’Avenire’, ‘Avenire’. Synonyms: ‘Bressonie’, ‘L’Avenire Nuova’, ‘Laurel Leaf’, ‘Mary Thomas’. Variegated form: ‘Lalla Rookh’. The name ‘Lallarook’ (Lalla Rookh) was given to the variegated form of L’Avvenire by Guichard Souers, France. It was imported to the USA where it received the synonym ‘Laurel Leaf’ due to its distinctive, narrow leaves with pale green veins and sharply serrated margins, giving the appearance of the common laurel. Received the RHS, “Award of Merit” in 1964 as ‘L’Avenir’. Chinese synonym ‘Awenni’.