Chosen by Pat Short
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Ville du Havre'
Meaning： to be baptised for the 500th birthday of Le Havre city, in Normandy, in October 2017.
» English Description
Ville du Havre (C.japonica) European Reg. No. 151. A chance seedling of unknown parents. Grown and registered by Alain Stervinou, of
Milizac-Guipronvel, Brittany, France.
The plant first bloomed in 2011, and was selected to be baptised for the
500th birthday of Le Havre city, in Normandy, in October 2017. The plant is upright and open, with
slow-to-medium growth. A long blooming
period begins early to mid-season. Buds
are rounded, light red. The large single
flowers are flat, with an average of 8 large and rounded petals per bloom. They are bright pink (edge RHS 58B, base RHS
55A groups). Stamens are wide tubular;
anthers are golden yellow and filaments are white. Spent flowers fall whole. Dark green medium-sized leaves are flat,
Blooming Season： 1-4 Month France