Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'William Penn (1854)'
» English Description
Buist, 1854, American Flower Garden Directory, 6:222: Originated by Dick. Dark reddish crimson; large bold petals, fully double; plant of free growth; foliage dark green. Apparently the variety became variegated as in 1859, Verschaffelt’s Nouvelle Iconographie, Book XI, pl.I describes it as: “Last year this Camellia was sent to us from the USA. It soon blossomed in our glasshouse where the pure white vies with the most ruddy colouring, showing a double colouring arranged in an unusual way. The oval rounded, perfectly imbricated petals are arranged so that the rows of the circumference, imbricated and serried, form with those of the centre, outspread in the form of a star.” Dreer’s 1878-1879 catalogue, p.23. Dark Red. The modern variety is different again. Orthographic errors: ‘William Gem’, ‘William Peen’.(Believed extinct.)
Blooming Season： United States