Camellia japonica ‘Iras’

A cultivar of Camellia japonica L. Camden Park bred, seedling 5/50.  ‘Crimson, with a few lighter splashes, very regular in form, petals good shape and substance, did not open properly, probably very good.’  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.236/1857].  Plants were sold to Rule and Bailey in 1853 and it also appears in New Zealand.  A cultivar called ‘Iris’, which may well be ‘Iras’, described as white striped with rose, was in existence in the 1940s.  [CQ].  ‘Iras’ was listed in the ABHSR of 1849/50.  


Published Jun 28, 2009 - 04:55 PM | Last updated Aug 10, 2011 - 05:19 PM

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

Garden origin, Camden Park

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Camellia japonica ‘Iras’


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