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Miss Charleston

(C. japonica)

Non-extinct

American Camellia Yearbook, 1962-1963, p.222, Reg. No.659: An 8 year old chance seedling that first bloomed 1958; originated by Bill McGill, Adams Run, South Carolina, USA. Plant growth, upright and medium with dark green leaves, 10 cm. long x 7 cm. wide. The rich red flowers with yellow stamens are semi-double to peony form, 15 cin across x 7.5 cm deep with 30-60 petals. Blooms mid-season to late. Sport: Miss Charleston Variegated. See colour photo, back page, ACS., 1962, The Camellia Journal, vol.17, No.4. Received the RHS "Award of Merit" 4th May 1988. See coloured illustration, p.149, David Joyce, ed., 1988, The Chelsea Year. Chinese synonym: 'Chalisidun Xiaojie'.

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