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Queen Victoria

Last Updated:2022/12/27 19:08:50 By:Oliveira


CountryUnited Kingdom

Year Published/Registered1839

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Queen Victoria'

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Bresley's Victoria  Berlèse, 1841, Iconographie, pl.64. Synonym for Queen Victoria.

Camellia Reine Victoria  Anonymous, 1845, Annals de Gand, 1:355-356, pl.33 facing p.354. Syn­onym for Queen Victoria.

Persley's Victoria  Baumann, Mulhouse Nursery Catalogue, 1841-1842, p.14. Orthographic error for ‘Pressley’s Victoria’, synonym for Queen Victoria.

Presley's Queen Victoria  Anonymous, Apr.1840, Revue Horticole, pp.335-336. Synonym for Queen Victoria.

Presley's Victoria  Berlèse, 1841, Iconographie, vol.I, pl.64. Synonym for Queen Victoria.

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» English Description

van Houtte Catalogue, 1839, 1:7 as ‘Queen Victoria’ (Priestley’s). No description; Buist, 1852, The American Flower Garden Directory, 5th ed, p.217. Crimson, occasionally marked with white; large flower, perfectly imbricated. Originated by Mr Priestley, Bromley, Kent, England. Van Houtte Catalogue, 1841, 7:17: Superb variety of which I possess the entire stock. The red flowers are very deep, well imbricated and streaked with white on each petal. Revue Horticole, April 1841-March 1843, Second series.- Vol. I,p.21, translated into English from Portugese by Armando de Castro Oliveira:“We have just seen in the magnificent Iconographie du genre Camellia, by Father Berlèse, a very well made figure of this famous Camellia. Mr. Yung's delicate brush has made it a charming drawing, which is however said to be less beautiful than nature, if we are to refer to the people who saw it bloom in Ghent. According to the description of Father Berlèse, the Camellia Victoria, obtained at Browlwy, Kent County, England, by Mr. Presley, is a very vigorous shrub, which tends to rise in pyramid, of rapid growth, and garnished with superb foliage. The flower is almost 12 centimeters in diameter, full, very regular and hemispherical; Beautiful cherry red color, finely nuanced of the purest carmine. This rich shade is interrupted, at almost equal distances, and on each petal, by broad bands of pure white, starting from the center to the circumference, and giving the corolla a somewhat starry shape. This flower is, to our knowledge, says Father Berlèse, superior in beauty to all those obtained to date in Europe. The sole owner is Mr. Alex. Verschaffelt, horticulturist in Ghent, who put it into subscription, dividing the copies into two classes. – The first class consists of 110 numbers or lots, each of the price of 125 francs, each containing an individual of 25 to 30 centimeters in height.- The second class is another 10 feet plants of at least 45 centim. height, strong plants, the price of 250 francs.- The draw of the plant copies will be done from next June 10 to 15, in Ghent, in the lounge of the Casino. Mr. Verschaffelt undertakes to sell them only one year after the draw.”  

 Synonyms: ‘Priesley’s Queen Victoria’, ‘Priestley’s Victoria’, ‘Priestley’s Victoria Vera’, ‘Queen Victoria Vera’, ‘Camellia Reine Victoria’, ‘Queen Victory’(Presley’s), ‘Presley’s Victora’, ‘Pressley’s Queen Victoria’, ‘Reine Victoria’, ‘Priestley’s’, ‘Regina Victoria’, ‘Regine Vittoria’. ‘Victoria’(Priest­ley’s). ‘Priestley Victoria’, ‘Victoria Vera’, ‘Queen Victoria’(Pressley’s), ‘Queen Victoria’(true), ‘Persley’s Victoria’, ‘Pressley’s Victoria da Paola’, ‘Queen Victoris de Presley’. Orthographic error: ‘Quen Victoria’. See pl.33 facing p.354, Anonymous, 1845, Annales de Gand, 1:355-356.


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Blooming Season United Kingdom