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Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Lola de Kergonan'
» English Description
Lola de Kergonan (C.japonica) European Reg. No. 143. Chance seedling first established in 2005, which first bloomed in 2015. Grown and named by Jean Noël Hélias, of Pouldergat, Brittany, France; named for his granddaughter. The plant has a dense, upright growth habit, with a medium growth rate. It blooms late in the season. Buds are oval, and red. The medium-sized formal double takes different forms – imbricated, spiral, and tiered – in seven tiers. Blooms have an average of 40 petals, which are heart-shaped, pointed at the outer edge and shaped like a triangular lozenge in the center, without stamens. The color is intense pink, with light venation. The spent flower shatters. Medium-sized leaves are dark green, and twisted. Fruit development is sparse. Award-winner at the Briez Camellia Exhibition in Mahaloon, Brittany, 2016.