Sunday, 7 March 2010
Camellia japonica 'Federici'
Verschaffelt Catalogue, 1849-1850, p.46. No description; Fratelli Rovelli, 1852, Catalogue, p.18: Imbricated, clear red. Fickle. Franchetti, 1855, Collezione di Camelie, p.30: Imbricated in a spiral, veined bright rose, becoming bluish with age. Verschaffelt,1859, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book VIII, pl.III: Originated by F. Mariani, Genoa., Italy. Flowers 10 cm in diameter with full serried heart and large, rounded, hooded petals resembling the full garden anemone. Colour a deep, blood red, quite dark when the bloom is half open. Originated in Italy. Orthographic errors: 'Frederici', 'Fredrici'. Federico Alba Vera. Luzzatti Catalogue, 1853.