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Guilio Nuccio

(C. japonica)


Tourje, 1955, American Camellia Yearbook, p.36: A huge flower, 13-15 cm across. It is a semi-double, 7.5 cm deep with 12-15 petals, including 3-5 rabbit ears. The colour is coral rose which lightens towards the edge of the petals. Early to mid-season flowering. Sports: Guilio Nuccio Fimbriated, Guilio Nuccio Variegated, Guilio Nuccio Fimbriated Variegated, Guilio Nuccio Pink, Rare Encounter. This cultivar received "The Margarete Hertrich Award" in 1956; the "John Illges Award" in 1958 and both the "National Hall of Fame Award" and the "William E. Woodroof, Hall of Fame Award" in 1978. See colour photos: American Camellia Yearbook, 1957 facing p.208 and Macoboy, 1981, The Colour Dictionary of Camellia, p.92. Orthographic errors: 'Giulio Nuccio', 'Guillio Nuccio', 'Guillio Nucco'. It is a seedling of the fishtail camellia Mermaid. American Camellia Yearbook, 1959, Reg. No.384. Chinese synonym 'Da Niuxi'ao'.

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