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Fir Cone

(C. japonica)


Rhodelia Nursery Catalogue, 1945: A miniature rose form, blood red, double. Flowers mid-season. Originated by Otto Schwabe, Rhodelia Nursery, Oregan, USA. Average flower size is 5.5 cm across with great depth. The orthography 'Fircone' was later used by the SCCS, 1947, The Camellia. Its Culture and Nomenclature and, under this spelling, the cultivar was registered by the ACS, Reg. No.1768, American Camellia Yearbook, 1981, p.98. See colour plate, p.131, Macoboy, 1981, The Colour Dictionary of Camellias; American Camellia Yearbook, 1983 facing p.95; Front cover, New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, vol XII, No.1, 1981. In 1982 it received the "John A. Taylor Jr. Miniature Award". Orthographic error: 'Fire Cone'. Sport: Fir Cone Variegated. Chinese synonym 'Yansongguo'.


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