Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Miriam Stevenson'
» English Description
Wheeler’s Central Georgia Nurseries Catalogue, 1954-1955, p.5: Our seedling, 205-50, is an exquisite bloom of rare beauty. It is semi-double and a most beautiful shade of pink. This soft, blush pink has drawn attention by all who have seen it in bloom. Listed as ‘Miriam Stevenson’- Miss Universe. American Camellia Yearbook, 1955, p.339, Reg. No.226: A 12 year old chance seedling, originated by Wheeler’s Central Georgia Nurseries, Macon, Geogia, USA, that first flowered 1950. Plant growth is upright and average with heavily textured, dark green leaves, oval, cuspidate and serrate, 10 cm x 5 cm. Flower buds are long pointed and light green. The light blush pink flowers, 10-12.5 cm across, are semi-double to incomplete double with 10-15 petals and petaloids. In some flowers stamens are central; in others they are in fascicles, mixed with twisted petals and petaloids. Flowers mid-season. Sport: Miriam Stevenson Variegated.