Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia 'Mary Christian'
» English Description
RHS., Journal, 67(6):210, 1942: “Award of merit”. Also RHS., “First Class Certificate”, 1977 from the Wisley Trials. Raised by J.C. Williams, Caerhays Castle, Cornwall, England as a cross C.saluenensis x C.japonica. It is a phlox pink, medium sized, single, somewhat trumpet shaped, 5-7.5 cm across, petals usually 7, elliptic-ovate to broadly-ovate; stamens in a cylindrical mass. 2 cm across x 2 cm. long; stigma shorter; leaves dark, dull green above. Sport: A foliage variegated plant believed to be a mutation of ‘Mary Christian’ has been named Golden Spangles.