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Sweetheart (Arnesen)

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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1958

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Sweetheart (Arnesen)'

Chinese Name:甜心

Japanese Name



甜心  新竹市吴医师,1977,曰本进口西洋茶花#21。不同拼音。


» English Description

Griffiths, 1958, American Camellia Yearbook, pp.9,10: A sixth sport of ‘Huntington’, (Otome-shibori), has been scheduled for release in Sept. 1959. This variety is Sweet­heart, winner of the All-American Camellia Selection for 1958-1959. The sport was first noticed in 1943 by Edward B. Arnesen, Valley Garden Supply Co., North Hollywood, California. It is a self pink sport, described as Rhodamine-pink 527/2 with outer petals camellia-rose 622/1-2. It is reported that this light-pink, almost blush, variation of ‘Huntington’ (Otome-shibori) is quite distinct and should not be confused with the rose-pink sport, ‘Huntington Pink’ (Casablanca) which can also sport to Sweetheart. Popular Gardening, Sept. 1958, p.15 carries an illustration and describes the cultivar as an apricot-pink formal double with flowers 9-11 cm across. At maturity a cluster of short golden-tipped stamens may appear, and occasionally a semi-double flower with fluted petals shows up. The colouring is unique as it does not have the bluish cast that other pinks often show. The veining is occasionally a deep pink, and infre­quently a flower may appear softly marbled with white. See colour photos: Front cover SCCS., 1960. The Camellia Review, vol.21, No.6; Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.II, 1978, pl.140, p.67.

» Chinese Description

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.258.

Sweetheart 甜心(C. japonica)红山茶。1958,美国加州North Hollywood,Edward B. ArnesenOtome-shibori (乙女绞)的枝变种。1943年发现。完全形、淡粉红色、偶有白斑、瓣端浓粉、中~大轮(9~11cm)、花期末可能出现雄蕊。

Sweet Heart (甜心)一新竹市吴医师,1977,曰本进口西洋茶花#21。不同拼音。

Sweet Heart—杨绍溥,1978,台湾茶花,p.66, No.60.不同拼音。


Flower Size9-11 cm

Blooming Season United States