Chosen by wangzhonglang
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia hybrid 'Mieko's Magic'
Species/Combination：C. reticulata hybrid
» English Description
ICS, Journal, 2013, p.170 with colour photo; European Reg. No. 75. A 12 year old seedling, first bloomed 2007, parents unknown. Named for the late Mrs Mieko Yamamoto. Raised by Mrs Patricia Short, London, England from seed supplied by Mrs Yamamoto, registered by Herbert Short. Plant is of open, rapid growth and flowers midseason. Flower is red (RHSCC red group 46 C&D to 50A&52A) dependant on temperatures. Flower is loose peony, with 17-20 petals in 3 rows, and 12-15 petaloids. 80-100 stamens with pale yellow anthers, opening to show filaments splayed and dispersed among the petaloids. Size very large, 14.5 – 16.5 cm diameter. Flowers fall whole. Leaves flat, dark green (RHSCC green group 137B front, 138B back) 10-16.5 cm x 5-9 cm. New growth is atractive red-orange.