Camellia japonica ‘Haylockii’

A cultivar of Camellia japonica L. ‘Paeony form with 14-18 petals in 2 rows, inner petals small, twisted and confused.  White with an occasional pink stripe.’  [Berlèse, 1840, Monographie ed 2 p.80, 225, quoted in the ICR].  William Herbert does not mention the pink stripes but they are evident in the illustration.  [Berlèse Iconographie vol.II pl.177/1843].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Bred by William Herbert before 1837 and first described in the supplement to his Amaryllidaceae.  ‘The finest double varieties of Camellia Japonica which I have raised are as follows: From the single white by the pollen of Pompone, 1. var. Spofforthiae, or Spofforth striped, very large and very double white, with a few pink stripes, and occasionally one or two anthers. 2. v. Maculosa, or Calypso, do.  3. v. Haylocki, or Haylock’s white; pure white, rarely a few anthers.  4. v. Eburnea, or Ebur; very vigorous, pure white; somewhat waratah shaped.  5. v. Nivosa, or Nitor; double white, variable in form.  6. v. Fortuita, or Fortuna; very like var. 1.  7. v. lactescens, or Luna; double white.’  [Herbert p.367].

History at Camden Park

Desideratum to Loddiges’ nursery on the 6th January 1845.  Not recorded as received and there are no further records.  [MP A2933-2, p.28]. ‘Haylockii’ is listed in the 1836 edition of Loddiges’ Nursery catalogue, a copy of which is held at Camden Park [CPA].  It is marked with an ‘x’ usually denoting common before or long introduced but its meaning here is unclear.


Published Jun 22, 2009 - 04:52 PM | Last updated Aug 11, 2011 - 03:43 PM

Figured is a double anemone-form, pure white camellia with pale pink stripes.  Berlèse v.II pl.177, 1843.

Camellia japonica L. ‘Haylockii’ | Berlèse v.II pl.177/1843 | HAAB


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

Garden origin, England

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Camellia japonica ‘Haylockii’ 


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