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Year Published/Registered1815

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Pompone'

Chinese Name:澎波尼

Japanese Name



Bancksii  Berlèse, 1837, Monographie, ed.1, p.131. Orthographic error for Banksii.

Changeable  Prince, William, 1828, A Short Treatise on Horticulture, p.170. Synonym for ‘Mutabilis’.

Dan McCarthy  SCCS., 1958, Camellia Nomenclature, p.28. Synonym for ‘Horkan’, itself a synonym for Pompone.

Diversaflora Pleno  Curtis, 1820, A Monograph on the Genus Camellia. A synonym for Pompone.

Diversifolia  Hovey, ed.1836, Magazine of Horticulture. Synonym for Pompone.

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» English Description

Edward’s Botanical Register, 1815, vol.1, pl.22 as Pompone or Japanese rose. Imported from China for the Kew Gardens, 1810. The flowers 8-10 cm across, consist of 10-12 large outer petals in 2 rows, around a number of smaller one that rise in the centre in an erect, irregular mass. The colour is white, except for the bases of the petals which are tinged with camellia rose, as well as a small stripe up the centre. Baumann & Baumann, 1829, Collection de Camellia élevés à Bollwieler, p.7, pl.9: The flowers are large, the petals undulate. the inner petals small and in clusters. The same plant sometimes bears white, sometimes reddish flowers, sometimes variegated with these two colours, all on the same branch. For colour plates see Loddige’s Botanical Cabinet, 1821, vol.6, pl.596; Curtis, 1819, Monograph on the Genus Camellia, pl.4; Booth, 1839, Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London, 7:546. Synonyms: ‘Mutabilis’, ‘Pomponia’, ‘Kew Blush’, ‘Variabilis’, ‘Pompone-Flowered’, ‘Pomponia Plena’, ‘Pomponia Incarnata’, ‘Pomponia Flore pleno’, ‘Pomponia Bianco-Rosea’, ‘Pompone Variabile’, ‘Pom­ponia Variabilis’, ‘Pomponia Bicolor’, ‘Pompon Variabilis’, ‘Waratah Pomponia’, ‘Paeoniiflora Diversiflora’. Sports: Paeoniiflora, Paeoniiflora Pallida, Paeoniiflora Alba.

» Chinese Description

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.215. Pompone澎波尼(C. japonica)红山茶。1815,英国。1810年,Kew种苗园从中国进ロ。 牡丹〜半重瓣唐子、纯白色、有时花底玫瑰红或花心有小红条、同株也开纯红色花、中〜大轮(810cm)、外瓣1012枚、二重轮列。同种异名:Horkan (四川提督)、Variabilis 。此品种花色多变,约有白、粉、红、斑色等四种基本花色。


Flower Size8-10 cm

Blooming Season Japan