Camellia japonica ‘Cleopatra’

A cultivar of Camellia japonica L. bred at Camden Park, seedling 19/50.  ‘Crimson, three rows of outer petals large and well shaped, good substance, inner smaller and more crowded.  Very handsome.’  William Macarthur.  [MP A2948-6].

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


History at Camden Park

First described in 1850 and listed in the 1857 catalogue [T.210/1857].  Macarthur sold plants to Bailey and sons of Adelaide in 1853 and elsewhere.  It may later have become confused with a white, striped pink cultivar and does not appear to have survived to 1947.  [CQ].  ‘Cleopatra’ was listed in the ABHSR of 1849/50.


Published Jun 21, 2009 - 02:05 PM | Last updated Jul 21, 2011 - 11:02 AM

More details about Camellia japonica ‘Cleopatra’
Family Theaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, Camden Park

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Camellia japonica Cleopatra 

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