Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Miya'
SCCS, 1951, Camellia Review, vol.12, No.6, p.10. Synonym for Miya.
SCCS Bulletin, vol.11, No.2, p.17, Dec. 1949. Williams & Thompson, 1950, American Camellia Yearbook p.45-47. Synonym for Miya.
SCCS., 1951, Camellia Review, vol.12, No.6, p.10. Synonym for Miya.
Williams & Thompson, 1950, American Camellia Yearbook, p.45. Jones’ desigation for ‘Edith Nichols’ (Miya).
» English Description
Nuccio’s Nurseries Catalogue, 1950-1951: Light pink, semi-double. Hertrich, 1954, Camellias in the Huntington Gardens, vol.I, pp.242, 243: Flower, semi-double, dawn pink 523/3; 8 cm across x 3 cm deep. Petals about 10, some folded almost double, irregular notching and marginal outlines, 4.25 cm long x 3-3.5 cm wide, crisp texture. The centre of the flower is a widespreading sunburst of long stamens, white filaments, large golden anthers. Leaves ovate, 6-7 cm long x 4-4.5 cm wide, dark, glossy green upper surface, lighter beneath, slightly stiff, leathery texture; broad, sharp, shallow serrations; short pointed apices, inconspicuous venation. Plant habit upright, loose branching. Mid-season blooms. Synonyms: ‘Edith Nichols’, ‘Davis Pink’, ‘Pinkette’. An unnamed Japanese cultivar imported by Mr Uyematsu, Star Nursery, Montebello, California. It was also distributed under the name ‘Edith Nichols’. See Williams & Thompson, 1950, American Camellia Yearbook, pp.45, 47, and, while it cannot positively be determined as to which name has priority, Miya has been selected due to wide-spread usage. No Japanese camellia of the name ‘Miya’ has been located.