Camellia japonica ‘Pyrrha’

A cultivar of Camellia japonica L. Camden Park bred, seedling 11/50.  ‘Crimson, outer petals large and well shaped, inner smaller and crowded.  Good flower of its kind.’  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.255/1857].  Macarthur sold plants to Bailey and sons of Adelaide in 1853 and ‘Pyrhha’ was sold to a number of other nurseries around Australia but is apparently now lost.  [CQ].  Listed in the ABHSR of 1849.


Published Jul 01, 2009 - 02:54 PM | Last updated Aug 10, 2011 - 04:20 PM

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

Garden origin, Camden Park

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Camellia japonica ‘Pyrrha’

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