Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Rainy Sun'
» English Description
McIlhenny, 1937, 600 Varieties of Camellias: Semi-double. Deep rose red. Fendig, 1953, American Camellia Catalogue description and illustration: Medium sized, red, semi-double, about 8 cm across. The colour is Solferino Purple, RHS.CC.26/3. The flower opens with the petal margins incurved but it usually flattens out after several days. Stamen cluster is sparse and twisted. Filaments are blush, shading to petal colour at base. Leaves glossy, mid-green, lanceolate to elliptic, 10 cm x 4 cm. Long prominent apex, tapered base, veins sunken, serrations medium-fine and sharp. Plant habit, hardy, upright and informal. McIlhenny procured this cultivar from Lindo Nurseries, Chico, California and is thought to have come from Japan to Coolidge Gardens. It is the solid colour form of the Japanese Saifu listed by Chūgai in 1934.