Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Mike's Delight'
» English Description
ACRS, Camellia News, 1999, No.151, p.10, colour photo p.2, Reg. No.525. Originated by Kevin Coase, Eagle Heights, Queensland, Australia. A chance seedling that first flowered 1983. The semi-double, light crimson (RHS.CC.51A) flower of 14 petals is 9.6 cm diameter x 5.3 cm deep, and has an overtone deeper colour (RHS.CC.53A) to the outer edges of the petals. Flowers early in mid-season on a bushy upright plant of medium growth. Leaves glossy mid-green, elliptic, twisted, serrulate margins, acuminate apex, 8.5 cm long x 4.5 cm wide. Petals open flat, filaments columnar.