Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Lover Boy'
» English Description
American Camellia Yearbook, 1977, p.215, Reg. No.1435: A very large, deep red to red, semi-double. An 8 year old chance seedling C.japonica that first bloomed 1972. Originated in USA by Neal Rogers of Belle Fontaine Nursery, Theodore, Alabama. Plant habit is upright, open and rapid in rate with medium dark green leaves, 10 cm x 5 cm. The flower has 20-25 petals, bright yellow anthers and pink filaments. Average size, 15 cm across x 7.5 cm deep. Petals well creped at edges. Blooms early to mid-season.