Camellia japonica ‘Herbertii’

A cultivar of Camellia japonica L. ‘British hybrid with single red flowers.’  [FC p.187/1835].  ‘Foliage beautiful and port very vigorous; bud elongate, scales greenish; flower rather large, semi-double, of a cherry-red, No.2; petals broad, numerous and crowded; some stamens in the centre. – Passable.’  [Berlèse, Monographie p.64/1838].

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


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].  ‘Herbertii’ 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 27, 2009 - 03:50 PM | Last updated Aug 11, 2011 - 03:37 PM

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

Garden origin, England

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Camellia japonica ‘Herbertii’ 


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