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CountryUnited Kingdom

Year Published/Registered1831

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Magniflora'

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Magnaflora  Trillon, Le Mans Nursery Catalogue, 1843, p.7. Orthographic error for Magniflora.

Splendens (Magniflora)  Rousseau, Angers Catalogue, 1842-1843, p.4. Synonym for Magniflora.


» English Description

Anonymous, 1831, Annales de la Société Horticulture de Paris, 9:47: “Camellia ‘Magniflora’ en fruit.” No description. Berlèse, 1841, Iconographie, p. facing pl.66, as ‘Mastersii’ or ‘Master’s Double Red’ or Magniflora: Cherry-red bordering, first on crimson, but later, poppy red. The petals of its circumference, imbricated in 3 rows, are notched, cordiform, con­vex and reflexed at the edge; those in the centre are wide, rose-shaped, small, rounded and short, some curled. Berlèse, 1837, Monographie, ed.1, p.90 as ‘Masterii’: Leaves rounded, acumi­nate and dark green: buds elongate with reddish scales: flower 9 cm across, full, well formed, of deep cherry-red or deep crimson; exterior petals oblong, cordiform, convex and recurved; those at the centre smaller and strap shaped, not numerous, some white marks. In this publica­tion ‘Master’s Double Red’ was treated as a separate cultivar, but the 1841, Iconographie, pl.66, combined them as the same variety. Synonyms: ‘Mastersii’, ‘Master’s Double Red’, ‘Mesteri’, ‘Splendens’(Magniflora). Orthographic errors: ‘Marter’s Double Red’, ‘Magnaflora’, ‘Masteri’. Originated in England.


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Blooming Season United Kingdom