Astro Nova

Astro Nova

Astro Nova

Species japonica
Variety Astro Nova
Bloom Color white with red stripes and spots; fimbriated petals, yellow anthers and white filaments
Bloom Size large
Bloom Season mid-season
Growth Habit upright and dense growth
Growth Rate average
Originator/Registered By/Propagator Ken Hallstone; propagated by Don Bergamini of Martinez, CA
Year Originated first bloomed 1988
Place of Origination Lafayette, California, USA
Pollen Parent C. japonica ‘Gwenneth Morey’
Seed Parent C. japonica 'Kona'
Link http://camellia.unipv.it/camelliadb2/dbwin.php?pippo=1218
ACS Registration Number 2586
Age/First Bloom/Introduced This 20-year-old C. japonica seedling from 'Gwenneth Morey' x 'Kona' first bloomed in 1988.
General Bloom The white, semidouble anemone flowers have red stripes and spots with fimbriated petals, yellow anthers and white filaments. Blooms measure 4 1/4 x 2 inches with 10-12 petals and 5-30 petaloids. Has won best seedling in March, 1996.
Plant & Leaves Upright and dense with average growth rate. Plant is suitable for landscape and exhibition. Blooms profusely mid-season and flowers fall in one piece. Dark green leaves are 2 x 1 inches.