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Maria Pita

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Year Published/Registered2022

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia reticulata 'Maria Pita'

Chinese Name:玛丽亚皮塔

Japanese Name

Meaning:Personal name


» English Description

Maria Pita (C. reticulata). International Camellia Journal, 2022, No.54, p.46. A fast-growing shrub with an open, low dense growth habit. It has large, semi-double to peony-shaped flowers, with up to 11.5 cm in diameter, deep pink in colour (58B RHSCC); it has 15-20 petals, the outer ones oval and rounded and the inner ones irregular and sometimes with white or light pink stripes; it may have petaloids, and presents numerous stamens with cream-coloured filaments. Leaves are large, medium green, dull and elliptic to lanceolate in shape. It blooms early, from November to early March. It was originated by Begoña Franco at Finca Chazo (Boiro, A Coruña) from C. reticulata seeds. It was named after María Mayor Fernández de Cámara y Pita, known as María Pita (1565-1643), who defended A Coruña from the English troops (16th century). She achieved her great feat in 1589, when, after the death of her husband during the siege of the fleet of the British Admiral Sir Francis Drake on the city of A Coruña, she shouted ‘Those who have honour, follow me’, encouraging Spanish soldiers and demoralising British troops, who numbered 12,000, and causing their withdrawal. 

» Chinese Description

玛丽亚皮塔Camellia reticulata 'Maria Pita'。发表于《国际山茶会志》2022年第54期第46页。植株:灌木生长快速,生长习性开、低密度。花:重瓣至牡丹,直径可达11.5厘米,深粉红色(58B RHSCC花瓣15-20片,外轮花瓣卵圆形圆形,内轮花瓣卷曲,有时有白色或浅粉红色条纹可能出现瓣,雄蕊多数,花丝奶白色大,中绿色,暗淡,椭圆形至披针形。开花较早,从11月到3月上旬。云南山茶C. reticulata的实生苗中培育由西班牙阿肯色州布恩在芬卡查佐的贝戈尼亚·佛朗哥提供。它以玛丽·亚费尔南德斯··卡马拉·皮塔市长的名字命名称为玛丽亚·皮塔1565-1643),保卫了拉科鲁尼亚免受英国军队的侵害十六世纪。她在1589年实现了伟大壮举,当时她的丈夫在英国海军上将弗朗西斯·德雷克爵士的舰队围攻拉科鲁尼亚市期间去世后,她高喊那些光荣的人,跟着我,鼓励西班牙士兵并挫败人数 12000 士气高昂的英国军队,并迫使英国 军队撤退。


Flower Size10-11.5 cm

Blooming Season11-3 Month Spain