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Maria Casares

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Year Published/Registered2022

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

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Scientific Name:Camellia japonica ‘Maria Casares’

Chinese Name:卡萨雷斯

Japanese Name

Meaning:Personal name


» English Description

Maria Casares (C. japonica).  International Camellia Journal, 2022, No.54, p.47. Shrub with a medium, open, low dense growth habit. Its flowers range from 6.5 to 8.5 cm in diameter, and are medium pink and anemone-shaped (58C RHSCC), with 5 to 8 rounded petals, more than 140 white petaloids with pink stripes, neatly arranged, and sometimes with stamens. Leaves are large and dark, elliptic to lanceolate. Its blooming period is early and long, lasting from October to May. It was originated by Begoña Franco at the Finca Chazo (Boiro, A Coruña) from C. japonica seeds. It was named after María Victoria Casares Pérez (A Coruña, 1922- Alloue, Francia, 1996), who was a theatre actress living in France since 1936 due to the exile of her father, Santiago Casares Quiroga (politician and lawyer who was president of the Spanish Council of Ministers during the Second Republic). She studied at the Conservatory of Paris and made her debut in the theatre when she was 20 years old, and later became a renowned star with several prizes won throughout her life. As for her personal life, she had an affair with the philosopher and writer Albert Camus, and after his death, she married the actor André Schlesser. In 1996, she died childless in Alloue, France, and donated her house and property to the French Republic to create a theatre school.

» Chinese Description

卡萨雷斯(Camellia japonica ‘Maria Casares’)。发表于《国际山茶会志》2022年第54期第47页。植株:中等大小的灌木,开张、低密度。花:直径6.5-8.5厘米,托桂型,粉红色(RHSCC 58C),花瓣5-8片,圆形,中间的花蕊瓣约140多片,白色,具粉红色条纹,排列整齐,有时残留雄蕊。:大,深绿色,椭圆形至披针形。早花,花期长,从10月持续到5月。以玛丽亚·卡萨雷斯的名字命名,她是一名戏剧女演员,自1936年以来一直居住在法国,她的父亲圣地亚哥·卡萨雷斯·基罗加(政治家和律师,在第二共和国期间担任西班牙部长会议主席)。她就读于巴黎音乐学院,20岁时首次亮相剧院,后来成为著名的明星,一生都获得了多个奖项。至于她的个人生活,她与哲学家和作家阿尔伯特·加缪有染,在他去世后,她嫁给了演员安德烈·施莱瑟。1996年,她在法国去世,没有孩子,并将她的房子和财产捐赠给法兰西共和国,以创建一所戏剧学校。


Flower Size6.5-8.5 cm

Blooming Season10-5 Month Spain