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Tammia

(C. japonica)

Non-extinct

American Camellia Yearbook, 1972, p.136, Reg. No.1221: A 10 year old chance seedling that first bloomed 1969. Originated by Ferol Zerkowsky, Slidell, Louisiana, USA. Plant growth is upright, dense and medium with dark green leaves, 7.5 cm long x 3.8 cm wide. The formal double, often opening star-shaped, miniature bloom is white with a pink border and 90-100 incurved petals, measuring 5-6 cm across x 3.8-5 cm deep. Blooms mid-season to late. Stated by SCCS., Camellia Nomenclature as 'Very similar to, if not the same, as Grace Albritton.' For colour photos see: Facing p.100, American Camellia Yearbook, 1974; Front cover, New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, vol.XIII, No.5, 1984; pl.141, p.68, Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.II, 1978; Front cover, SCCS., 1975, The Camellia Review, vol.36, No.3; Front cover, ACS., 1973, The Camellia Review, vol.28, No.4. Orthographic error: 'Tammy'. Sports: Tammia Blush, Tammia Fire Opal. Received the 1980 John A. Tyler Jr. Miniature Award. Chinese synonym: 'Tamiya'.

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