Camellia japonica ‘Medea’

A cultivar of Camellia japonica L. Camden Park bred, seedling 16/50.  ‘Light crimson, beautifully shaped compact little flower, regularly imbricated nearly to centre, concave or bell [indistinct] shaped petals, good form and substance, rather irregular in very centre.  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.240/1857].  ‘Medea’ was listed in the ABHSR of 1849/50.  


Published Jun 29, 2009 - 05:29 PM | Last updated Aug 10, 2011 - 05:03 PM

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

Garden origin, Camden Park

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Camellia japonica ‘Medea’

Confidence level high