Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Spiralis Rubra'
Mead, Peter B., ed., 1861, Horticulturalist, 16:485-486. Synonym for Spiralis Rubra. A red formal double with a spiral petal arrangement.
» English Description
Mead, ed., 1861, Horticulturalist, 16:328, frontispiece: We present for a frontispiece this month a remarkable camellia raised by the late Noel J. Becar ... This is the camellia which Mr Becar first dedicated to A.J. Downing; this name was subsequently given to another seedling. The flower now presented has never been named, but by some has been vulgarly called ‘The Screw’...We now give it the name of Spiralis Rubra. The form is constant ... It will be noticed that the spirals are remarkably symmetrical ... The colour and substance are unexeptional and the habit good. The illustration shows five spirals, each of about 9 petals Synonym: ‘Cochlidea’.