Camellia japonica ‘Perdita’

A cultivar of Camellia japonica L. Camden Park bred, seedling 7/50.  ‘Red, very double, incurved like ‘Myrtifolia’.  Has not opened properly.’  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.249/1857].  Macarthur sold plants to Bailey and sons of Adelaide in 1853 and according to Waterhouse plants were also sold to Rule.  [CQ].  This cultivar is still available and several bushes are planted at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.  ‘Perdita’ was listed in the ABHSR of 1849/50.


Published Jul 01, 2009 - 01:06 PM | Last updated Aug 10, 2011 - 04:36 PM

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

Garden origin, Camden Park

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Camellia japonica Perdita 

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