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Preston Eclipse

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CountryUnited Kingdom

Year Published/Registered1837

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Preston Eclipse'

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Japanese Name



Eclips Rubra  Charles Van Geert Nursery Catalogue, 1845, p.5.Orthographic error for ‘Eclipse Rubra’, synonym for Preston Eclipse.

Eclipse (Preston's)  van Houtte Catalogue, 1844-1845, 18:11. Orthographic variant for Preston Eclipse.

Eclipse de Preston  D—, Ch, Apr.1844, Revue Horticole, p.6, 7. Orthographic error for Preston Eclipse.

Eclipse Rubra  Prince & Co. Catalogue, 1844, p.104. as ‘Eclipsis Rubra’. Synonym for Preston Eclipse. Orthographic variants: ‘Eclipsis Rubra’, ‘Eclips Rubra’.

Eclipse  Lemaire, 1844, Des Genres Camellia…, p.151. See Punctata Plena of which this is a variety. Synonym for Preston Eclipse.

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» English Description

Berlèse, 1837, Monographie, ed.1, pp.83, 128, 116, 117: The leaves faintly resemble those of ‘Imperialis’ (Gray’s Invincible); flowers 8 cm across, sometimes of clear rose striped white, like Punctata Plena Odorata, sometimes pure cherry-red; exterior petals not numerous, large, recurved; those of the interior narrow, erect, slashed, striped, spiralled and form a depressed sphere. Originated in England. Mertens & Fontaine, Collection de cent espèces.....camellia, 1845, pl. 28 as ‘Preston-eclipse’. Orthographic variants and errors: ‘Preston’s Eclipse’, ‘Preston Eclips’, ‘Preston’s Eclips’, ‘Prestor Eclips’, ‘Eclipse de Preston’, ‘Preston’s Ecclipse’. Synonyms: ‘Eclipse Rubra’, ‘Preston’s’.


Flower Size

Blooming Season United Kingdom