Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Mavis Merson'
» English Description
New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, 1967, vol.V, No.2, p.9, Reg. No.30: A chance C.japonica seedling, raised by Mrs T.B. Merson, Whakatane, New Zealand that first flowered 1963. It has a medium, spreading habit, with mid-green leaves with rolled margins, 10 cm x 5 cm. The flowers are semi-double with 12-14 petals and a varying number of petaloids, some trumpet shaped. Size is 14-15 cm across and up to 5 cm deep. The colour is Cardinal red (RHSECC.822/2) and there is a large burst of stamens with pink filaments and golden anthers. See colour photo, front cover, New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, 1969, vol.VI, No.2.