Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia 'Sleeping Beauty'
Species/Combination：C. reticulata hybrid
» English Description
New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, March 2003, Issue No.144, vol.XXIII, No.2, p.16, Reg. No.453. Registered by O. Blumhardt, Whangarei, New Zealand. A cross between a wild C.reticulata x the C.reticulata x C.japonica False Howard Asper which first flowered in 1982. The flower is single or semi-double, 12 cm diameter x 5 cm deep, with 8-10 petals of a heavy texture, lightly waved and of nearly circular shape. Outer parts of the flower are mid-pink (RHS.CC.68D), shading to near-white inside. The stamen mass is wide, about 4 cm across, with erect stamens having sulphur-yellow pollen on yellow filaments. The plant is spreading, open, and of medium growth rate, with dark green leaves 11 cm long x 5.5 cm wide. Flowers mid-season. The main characteristics are of a flat flower of heavy texture and lightly waved petals.