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Prima Ballerina

(C. japonica)

Non-extinct

Nuccio's Nurseries Catalogue, 1983; American Camellia Yearbook, 1984, p.180, Reg. No.1957: A large white, washed and shaded orchid pink, semi-double, C.japonica chance seedling. Blooms mid-season to late. Originated at Nuccio's Nurseries, Altadena, California, USA. The 10 year old seedling first bloomed 1972. Flower size, 11 cm across x 5 cm. deep with light green, medium sized leaves. Plant growth is dense and slow. See colour photo International Camellia Journal, No.21, 1989, p.7 and on p.87, Fischer, 1986, Kamellien.. Chinese synonym: 'Balei Mingxing'.

 

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