Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Strawberry Swirl'
» English Description
New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, 1989, vol.XVI, No.1, Reg. No.264: Originated by Les Jury, New Plymouth, New Zealand. It is a 14 year old cross of C.japonica Tomorrow x Tiffany and first flowered 1980. The plant has average growth and density with an upright form. Leaves are dark green, 9 cm x 5.5 cm. The peony form flowers are medium to large, 10-11 cm across x 6-6.5 cm deep with 45-50 petals and 20-35 petaloids. Also groups of stamens show throughout the flower with pale filaments and yellow anthers. The colour is a soft pink with white margins on petals and deeper veining with an occasional rose stripe. Flowers early to mid-season. Colour RHS.CC.55B-C.