Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Mazeppa'
Downing Nursery Catalogue, [before 1858]. Synonym for Mazeppa.
Verschaffelt Catalogue, 1849-1850, p.48. Synonym for Mazeppa.
Angelo Longone Catalogue, 1861. Orthographic error for Mazeppa.
» English Description
Berlèse,. 1843, Iconographie, vol.3, pl.264: The flower is over 10 cm across, full, cherry red, touched with vivid rose, particularly at the centre. The petals are numerous, rounded, finger-like, notched at the apex, veined with red. The flower is sometimes perfectly regular, sometimes irregular. In the first case the petals are imbricated without order but somewhat loosely; in the second case the first 5 rows are imbricated, while those of the centre are lascinated and form a peony centre. Originated as a seedling in Italy by M. Mariani. See also Verschaffelt, 1850, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book II, pl.III. Synonyms: ‘Mazeppa Superba’, ‘Mazeppa Vera’, ‘Mazzeppa Vera’. Orthographic error: ‘Mazzeppa’.