Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Murasaki-no-ue'
Japanese Name：紫の上 むらさきのうえ
» English Description
Yokoyama & Kirino, 1989, Nihon no Chinka, p.233, colour photo and description: Medium size, purple colour, tubular to campanulate single with central stamen column and white filaments, joined for the lower third and yellow anthers. Blooms mid-season to late. Leaves dark green, broad-ovate, apices acuminate, margins serrate, rolled under. Originated in Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Found by Sasai Tsubaki-en. Note: The purple colour is more stable and constant than with other purplish camellias. Note: Murasaki-no-ue was one of the heroines of the classic Japanese novel Genji-monogatari.