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Year Published/Registered1839

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Monti'

Chinese Name

Japanese Name



Montii  Gardeners’ Chronicle, 1841. Orthographic error for Monti.


» English Description

Jacob Makoy et Cie Nursery Catalogue, 1839, p.17. No description. Gheldorf, Const., 1844, Catalogue of Plants and Price List, p.10: Glossy red. Charles van Geert, 1848, Catalogue No.105, p.115: Imbricated with clustered centre. Soft pink. Verschaffelt, 1853, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book I, pl.IV: Extremely large, regularly imbricated blooms, a rich vivid pink colouring, with violet tints towards the centre, a very full foliage will keep this camellia in collections, where it appeared 5 or 6 years ago. The amplitude of the petals corre­sponds to the size of the bloom, which measures not less than 12 cm across. From the first row to the centre, they are fully rounded, outspread, marked at the apex, and above the indentation by a small conical, raised fold. At the centre, where they are erect and form a large rose shaped heart, their edges are violet blue, and they are strewn with a few scarse, white splotches. Ortho­graphic errors: ‘Montii’, ‘Monty’.


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Blooming Season Belgium