Camellia japonica ‘Insignis Alba’

A cultivar of Camellia japonica L. ‘Flowers large, three and a half inches in diameter, single, of a cherry red, No.3, six petals in the circumference, sometimes spotted with white; petaloid stamens, whitish, slightly striped, with a pale red.-Passable.’  [Berlèse Monography 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].  Insignis alba is listed in the 1836 edition of Loddiges’ Nursery catalogue, a copy of which is held at Camden Park [CPA].  Here it is marked with an ‘x’, which elsewhere denotes common before or long introduced.


Published Jun 28, 2009 - 04:51 PM | Last updated Aug 10, 2011 - 05:21 PM

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

Garden origin, England

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Camellia japonica insignis alba 


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