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Helen Bower

(C. japonica)


Mark S. Cannon Scion Catalogue, 1963-1964, p.7. No description. American Camellia Yearbook, 1965, p.236, Reg. No.777: A chimera sport of Dr J.V. Knapp grafted onto 'Mathotiana Variegated' (Julia Drayton Variegated), first observed 1959. Originated by T.W. Bower, Mobile, Alabama, USA. Plant growth is upright and dense with light green leaves, 7.5 cm x 5 cm, distinctly serrated. The rose form double flower similar to 'Mathotiana' (Julia Drayton), is 12.5-13 cm across x 7.5 cm deep. Colour is rose-red with purple shading. Anthers and filaments yellow. Blooms mid-season to late. Received the Sewell Mutant Award for 1971. See colour plate facing p.116, American Camellia Yearbook, 1965. Also front cover, ACS, 1964, The Camellia Journal, vol.19, No.3. Sport: Helen Bower Variegated. Chinese synonym: 'Dahailun'.


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