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Rosy Mist

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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1948

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia sasanqua 'Rosy Mist'

Chinese Name

Japanese Name



Hongyu  (Red Rain),Gao & Zhuang, Apr.1989, The Camellia in China, p.79, No.605: Chinese syn­onym for the C.sasanqua Rosy Mist.

Rosea Magnifica  SCCS., 1951, The Camellia. Its Culture and Nomenclature. This C.sasanqua was renamed Rosy Mist.


» English Description

Overlook Nursery Catalogue, 1948-1949: Rose-pink, medium single. Fendig, 1951, American Camellia Catalogue: Medium, rose-pink, single, 7.5 cm across. There are 7-10 rather round petals which stand semi-erect, forming a cup-shaped bloom when opening. Tips are crinkled and shallowly notched. Stamens are central and open sunburst fashion. Filaments are light yellow. Leaves, dark, glossy green, elliptic, 7 cm x 3.8 cm. Turns up from the midrib. Apex is short but sharp, base rounded, serrations shallow. Plant habit is vigorous and spread­ing. Profuse bloomer. Early flowering. Originated by K. Sawada, Overlook Nurseries, Crich­ton, Alabama, USA who originally gave it the name of ‘Rosea Magnifica’ but changed it to Rosy Mist in his 1948-1949 catalogue and on. See p.327, Hertrich, 1959, Camellias in the Hunt­ington Gardens, vol.III for illustration. Chinese synonym: ‘Hongyu’.


Flower Size

Blooming Season United States