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Aztec Warrior

(C. japonica)

Non-extinct

American Camellia Yearbook, 1966, p.84, Reg. No. 833: A 7 year old chance seedling that first bloomed 1962; originated by Alec and Alice Horne, Moncks Corner, South Carolina, USA. Plant growth is upright and medium in rate with 9.5 cm x 3.8 cm light green leaves. The anemone to loose peony form flowers are bright red with yellow anthers and pink filaments and measure 13 cm across by 7.5 cm deep. All petals are somewhat twisted, 28 petals are large and surround 14 smaller ones, curled and intermixed with 12 petaloids and the stamens. All curl outwards and downwards to form a ball. Blooms early to mid-season.

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