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William Penn

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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1940

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'William Penn'

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Bell Camp  Vanderbilt, 1941, Camellia Research, II, p.1. Synonym for William Penn.

Bell Camp Purple  McIlhenny Catalogue, 1941 as ‘Bellcamp Purple’, Synonym for William Penn.

Bellcamp Purple  McIlhenny Catalogue 1941, p.2. Synonym for William Penn.

Purple Peony  Overlook Nursery Catalogue, 1939-1940, p.19. Synonym for William Penn.

Serratifolia.  The Pacific Camellia Society, 1946, Camellia Nomenclature, p.34. Pseudonym for William Penn.

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» English Description

Gerbings Azalea Gardens Catalogue, 1940-1941: Medium size, peony form flowers (8 cm across), deep purple with large white markings. Deep green, heavily ser­rated foliage, tall willowy growth. Blooms mid-season. For illustration see, p.264 Hertrich, 1959, Camellias in the Huntington Gardens, vol.III. Synonyms: ‘Purple Peony’, ‘Bell Camp’, ‘Serratifolia’, ‘William Penn Variegated’, ‘Purple Penny’. As the original cultivar appears lost to cultivation, the name is let stand for the modem cultivar. Sport: William. Penn Red.


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Blooming Season United States