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Magic City

(C. japonica)

Non-extinct

American Camellia Yearbook, 1966, p.94, Reg. No.902: This peony form, chance seedling first bloomed 1961 at the age of 7 years. Originated by Dr Robert T. Cale, Hueytown, Alabama, USA, its colour is fire truck red, variegated, with yellow anthers and white filaments. Bloom is 12.5 cm across x 7 cm deep with 95 petals. The white variegation is moired. Blooms mid-season. See colour photo front cover, ACS, 1965, The Camellia Journal, vol.20, No.4. Synonym: 'Magic City Variegated'. Orthographic error: 'Magpie City', Chinese synonym: 'Moshucheng'.

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