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Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Louisiana Purchase'
» English Description
Fendig, 1953, American Camellia Catalogue. A large, magenta-red, incomplete double, 11-12.5 cm across. There are 3 rows of outer petals and 28-32 inner petals which curl upwards. The stamens are in 5 separate groups. Filaments are light yellow, anthers darker yellow. Leaves dark green, broad-ovate, 10.5 cm x 7 cm, indistinctly veined and finely serrate. Growth is compact and rapid. Originated by Mr & Mrs T.S. Clower, Gulfport, Mississippi, USA from seed of unknown parents. First bloomed 1951. Reg. No.142 with the ACS, 1954. See black and white photo, p.63, SCCS, 1954, The Camellia. Its Culture and Nomenclature. Sport: Louisiana Purchase Variegated.