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Violacea Superba

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Year Published/Registered1835

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Violacea Superba'

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Exuberans  van Houtte Catalogue,1844-1845, 18:21. Synonym for Violacea Superba.

Violacea Plenissima  Isola Madre Catalogue, 1845. Synonym for Violacea Superba.

Violacea  Arnaud Catalogue, 1839-1840. Abbreviation for Violacea Superba.

Violacia  Berlèse, 1843, Iconographie, on pl.296. Orthographic error for Violacea Superba.

Vivlacea Superba  Jean Verschaffelt, 1860-1861, Price List, p.13. Orthographic error for Violacea Superba.


» English Description

Rinz, 1835, Gardening Magazine, vol.11, p.544: Particularly remarkable for its violet colour and beautifully shaped, abundant flowers. Van Houtte Catalogue, 1841, 7:21: Brilliant except for its foliage. Its flowers, of the most delicate pink, are a charming rosette. Berlèse, 1843, Iconographie, vol.3, pl.296: Flower 10-11 cm across; full, rosiform, regular, of an deep, orange-red violet, which diminishes in intensity as the bloom matures. The petals are ample, rounded, numerous, in 5-6 rows, notched and imbricated. Those of the centre are of diverse forms, close-set, much smaller than the first, disposed irregularly; sometimes neverthe­less, imbricated following those of the circumference. Originated by J. Rinz, Frankfurt-on-­Main, Germany. Mertens & Fontaine, Collection de cent espèces.....camellia, 1845, pl.82, and giving the origin as the United Kingdom. Synonyms: ‘Exuberans’, ‘Violacea Plenissima’. Abbreviation: ‘Violacea’. Orthographic errors: ‘Violacia’, ‘Violacia Superba’.


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Blooming Season Germany