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Easter Morn

(C. japonica)

Non-extinct

American Camellia Yearbook, 1966, p.87, Reg. No.896: A semi-double flower, similar to 'Tomorrow' in form. Its colour is baby pink with yellow stamens. Its size is 12.8 cm across and 7.5 cm deep and has 45-50 petals. Heavy texture. Blooms mid-season to late. Plant growth is upright and average with dark green leaves, 11 cm long x 6 cm wide. A chance seedling that first bloomed 1964 at 4 year of age. Originated by Dr Carleton C. Wright, Sacramento, California, USA. Won the "Margarete Hertrich Award" for 1971. See colour plates, p.82, Macoboy, 1981, The Colour Dictionary of Camellias and pl.74, p.35, Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.II, 1978; New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, 1988, vol.XV, No.7, p.18 as 'Eastern Morn'. Orthographic errors 'Easter Mom', 'Eastern Morn'. Chinese synonym: 'Fuhuojie Zhichen'.

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