Ave Maria

Ave Maria

Ave Maria

Year Registered 1956
ACS Registration Number 270
Link http://camellia.unipv.it/camelliadb2/dbwin.php?pippo=1336

This 10-yearold seedling of 'Paeoniaeflora' ('Aspasia Macarthur)' bloomed for the first time in the winter of 1953, was introduced in the fall of 1953, and registered with the American Camellia Society in 1956. It was originated by Caesar Breschini, San Jose, California, and propagated by the James Rare Plant Nursery of Campbell, California.

Bloom: The small to medium (3"in diameter) formal double seedling is pale pink.  The color is a shade deeper than that of 'Pink Perfection' ('Otome'). Flower buds are round, green in color, and for the most part appear singly, and consequently debudding is not necessary. The number of petals average from 45 to 50.

Plant: The habit of the slow growing plant resembles that of 'Debutante' with compact upright growth.

Bloom season: Early. The plant starts to bloom a little earlier than 'Daikagura'. Flowers from November through March.