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Lavinia Maggi

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Year Published/Registered1858

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental


Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Lavinia Maggi'

Chinese Name:肯玛吉

Japanese Name



Comtess Lavinia Maggi  Ludemann’s Pacific Nursery Catalogue, 1895-1896. Orthographic error for Lavinia Maggi.

Comtessa Lavinia Maggi  B.S. Williams, 1869, Choice Stove and Greenhouse Flowering Plants, p.205. Synonym for Lavinia Maggi.

Comtesse Lavinia Maggi  Anonymous, “The Camellia”, 1862, Gardeners’ Chronicle, 3224:308. Syn­onym for Lavinia Maggi.

Comtesse Lavinia Maggi Imbricated  Wilmot, 1945, Camellia Variety Classification Report, p.3. Syn­onym for Lavinia Maggi.

Comtesse Lawinia Maggi  Onillon, Angers, Nursery Catalogue, 1937, p.2. Orthographic error for Lavinia Maggi.

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» English Description

van Houtte Catalogue, 1858, 72:16: Imbricated, tricolor, very large flower. Van Houtte, 1860, Flore des Serres, vol.13, F.1323 as ‘Contessa Lavinia Maggi’: A large, magnificently imbricated flower, having round, fat buds, numerous petals, pure white ground with definite dashes of dark carmine. See also pl.105, The Floral Magazine, 1862, vol.2. Ortho­graphic errors: ‘Lavinia Moggi’, ‘La Vina Maggi’, ‘Lavinia Maggie’, ‘Contessa Lawinia Maggi’, ‘Lavina Maggi’, ‘Lafina Maggi’, ‘Livinia Maggi’, ‘Lavinia Maggie’, La Vinia Maggi’, ‘Contessa Livinia Maggi’. Synonym: ‘Contessa Lavinia Maggi’. ‘Lavinia Maggi Imbricated’. Sports: Roi des Belges, Lavinia Maggi Rosea, Lavinia Maggi Rouge, Lavinia Maggi Alba. Originated in Italy by Onofrio Maggi and distributed by Lechi, Brescia. Received a RHS., F.C.C. in 1862 as ‘Contessa Lavinia Maggi’. Chinese synonym ‘Kenmaji’, as ‘Contessa Lavinia Maggi’. Note: It is apparent that many of the plants still in existence, also published photographs, have a pale pink background instead of the original description of pure white. Moreover, the same plant can produce temporary sports: red, harlequin, spotted (see illustrations). Stable sports are 'Roi des Belges' (red) and 'Lavinia Maggi Alba' (pure white). 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).

» Chinese Description

肯玛吉 Contessa Lavinia Maggi 高继银、苏玉华、胡羡聪,2007. 《国内外茶花名种识别与欣赏》,第66页。意大利的Count Lechi先生培育。花淡粉红泛白色,有许多放射状的深玫瑰红条纹、斑块和小斑点,完全重瓣型,大型花,花瓣覆瓦状排列,层叠有序,初开放时花心呈球状,而后慢慢张开,花朵稠密。叶片浓绿色,光亮,长椭圆形,先端尖,叶齿明显,植株矮冠状,生长快。花期早至中。

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.161. Lavinia Maggi 拉芬玛吉(C.japonica)红山茶。1858,意大利 BresciaLechi 培育选出。完全形、纯白色底、暗深红色条纹、中轮(8 x 3cm)。花名:人名(拉薇妮雅•玛吉)。同种异名:Contessa Lavinia Maggi (太阳神、康蒂)、Lavinia Maggi Imbricated。突变种:Lavinia Maggi AlbaLavinia Maggi RoseaLavinia Maggi RougeRoi des BeigesLavinia Maggi (拉芬玛吉)_新竹市茶花产销班目录,2002-2006, p.60, L35.


Flower Size8-13 cm

Blooming Season10-3 Month Italy