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Mrs Beresford

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Year Published/Registered1875

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Mrs Beresford'

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Japanese Name



Lady Beresford  Hazlewood Nursery Catalogue, 1945, p.10: Cherry-red, medium size, peony form. For black and white photo see Hertrich, 1955, Camellias in the Huntington Gardens, vol.II, p.189. Synonym for Mrs Beresford.

Mauve Paeony  Camellia Grove Catalogue, 1947, p.7. Synonym for Mrs Beresford.

Rose Paeony  Camellia Grove Nursery, 1946, p.8. Synonym for ‘Lady Beresford’ (Mrs Beresford).

Vieux Rose  Camellia Grove Nursery Catalogue, 1948, p.15. synonym for Mrs Beresford.


» English Description

Guilfoyle, 1875, Botanical Papers, p.26. No description. Shepherd & Co. Nursery Catalogue, 1883-1884, p.37: Well imbricated, large, cherry red. Hazlewood Nursery Catalogue, 1945, p.10 as ‘Lady Beresford’: Cherry-red, medium size, peony form. Hertrich, 1955, Camellias in the Huntington Gardens, vol.II, pp.188,189: Flower: incomplete double; Neyron Rose 623/self -/1, slight variegation on petals; to 10 cm across x 4.5 cm deep. Petals: 10-12 major segments, near spatulate, recurving abruptly, amost folded over, to 4 cm. broad x 3 cm wide, fairly firm texture, petaloid sepals, petals coloured except for green streaked centre. Centre of flower: fasciclated petaloids and stamens that are practically hidden in the mass, a loose arrangement. Buds: small, elliptic to conical. Blooms early to mid-season. Leaves: elliptic, curved towards both ends, 8-10 cm long x 4 cm wide, dull, dark green, lighter, glossy below, medium heavy leathery, flexible; broad, sharp serrations; apices long pointed; venation medium heavy, Plant habit, upright, bushy. Originated in Australia. Synonym: ‘Lady Beres­ford’.


Flower Size

Blooming Season Australia