Camellia japonica ‘Helena’

A cultivar of Camellia japonica L. Camden Park bred, seedling 28/50.  ‘Deepish pale crimson, smallish size, very regular, quite double. Petals and flower quite perfect.  Good.  Beautiful variety.’  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.228/1857].  It was sold in Australia until at least 1891 but now appears to be lost.  [CQ].  Walter Hazlewood found a plant labelled ‘Helena’ at Camden Park in the 1930s, but it was white and seemed to him to resemble ‘Nobilissima’.  [TJSC].  ‘Helena’ was listed in the ABHSR of 1849/50.


Published Jun 22, 2009 - 05:05 PM | Last updated Aug 11, 2011 - 03:42 PM

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

Garden origin, Camden Park

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Camellia japonica ‘Helena’

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