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Elsie Ruth Marshall

(C. japonica)

Non-extinct

American Camellia Yearbook, 1966, p.87, Reg. No.900: This loose, rose form to peony form chance seeding first bloomed 1962. It has 40-50 petals, adnate at the base. Colour is from light pink (2.5R9/3) to light, purplish pink (5RP8/5) Nickerson Colour Fan Munsell Hue. Size is 10-12.5 cm across x 6-7 cm deep. Blooms have a few stamens with yellow anthers. Flowers mid-season to late. Most buds set singly. Plant growth is vigorous, fairly compact and upright. Large, dark green leaves. Originated by M.L. Marshall, San Gabriel, California, USA. Received the "Margarete Hertrich Award" for 1970. See colour photo; front cover, SCCS, 1966, The Camellia Review, vol.28, No.1 and pl.53, p.38, Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.II, 1978. Sport: Elsie Ruth Marshall Variegated. Chinese synonym 'Maxieer'.

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