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Purple Fire

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CountryNew Zealand

Year Published/Registered2004

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia 'Purple Fire'

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New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, March 2004, Issue No.147, vol.XXIII, No.5, p.8, Reg. No.456. Registered by N. Haydon, Takanini, New Zealand. A chance seedling from a C.pitardii var. pitardii seed parent that first flowered in 1994. Flower is a single of 6-7 petals, 8 cm diameter x 5 cm deep, and the stamens, with gold anthers on pink filaments, form a compact central mass. The flower is a bright, deep rose-purple colour (RHS.CC.61C to 67A as the flower ages) and there is some veining of a deeper colour. The plant is of average height, dense structure and slow to medium growth rate, with dark green leaves 8 cm long x 3 cm wide. Flowers early to late. The distinctive features are its long flowering season and the unusual colour.


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Blooming Season New Zealand