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CountryUnited Kingdom

Year Published/Registered1960

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Lanarth'

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J.C. Williams Lanarth  Reginald Kaye Nursery Catalogue, 1965. A companion seedling to J.C. Williams. Its name is invalid. It has no relationship with 'Kimberley', renamed Lanarth.


» English Description

Urquhart, 1960. The Camellia, vol.II, pl.XXVIII: A medium size to large, single flower, 10-10.5 cm across, slightly cupped when fully expanded. Cherry-red approaching blood red. Petals number 7, obovate, deeply notched at the tip, smooth and thick in texture. Sta­mens red, incurving to form a compact, erect cluster and tippped with golden yellow anthers. Leaves glossy, bright green, nearly elliptic, 8-12 cm long x 4-6 cm wide; apex long pointed, ser­rations broad and shallow, Plant habit fairly upright and vigorous. Mid-season flowering. Thought to be a seedling from Kimberley and temporarily named ‘Kimberley, Lanarth Vari­ety’ and also ‘William’s Lanarth’. The original plant is in the garden of Mr Michael Williams, Lanarth, Cornwall, England. It received an “Award of Merit” from the RHS in 1960. Very simi­lar, if not the same, as Kimberley. This cultivar was awarded  as an AGM (Award of Garden Merit) plant by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993 at H5 rate (hardy: cold winter; -15°C to -10°C).


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