Camellia japonica ‘Imogen’

A cultivar of Camellia japonica L. Camden Park bred, seedling 2/50.  ‘White, quite double, petals moderate substance, incurved like Myrtifolia, good size, very handsome, but not equal to the old double white.’  William Macarthur.  [MP A2948-6].

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


History at Camden Park

First described in 1850, ‘Imogen’ did not appear in the catalogues although it was listed in the ABHSR of 1849/50.  ‘Imogen’ was among the camellias positively identified at Camden Park by Walter Hazlewood in the 1930’s, although with reservations.  He described it then as ‘double white, very full, 6 or 7 outer rows of petals, centre a confused group; petals thin, incurved.’  There were probably three plants.  [TJSC].  Two plants were sold to Bailey of Adelaide in 1853 and it was still offered for sale in South Australia in the 1940s.  [CQ].


Published Jun 28, 2009 - 02:04 PM | Last updated Aug 10, 2011 - 05:28 PM

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

Garden origin, Camden Park

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Camellia japonica ‘Imogen’ 

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