Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Monti'
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’.