Australian Camellia C.pitardii ‘Fairy Bouquet’

article by Charles Lee – Camellia News – No. 200 – Autumn 2016

Photo: Camellia Australia Flickr Gallery

Photo: Camellia Australia Flickr Gallery

Given that we have just published our 200th Edition of Camellia News it seems appropriate to review the 200th camellia formally registered in Australia. This camellia is the delightful seedling of C.pitardii var,pitardii propagated by Edgar Sebire and named ‘Fairy Bouquet’.

Following is the International Camellia Register entry: Fairy Bouquet (C.pitardii)  ACRS., 1977, Camellia News, No.66, p.26,Reg. No.200: Originated by E.R. Sebire, Wandin North, Victoria, Australia. A seedling of C.pitardii var. pitardii that first bloomed 1974. The upright, dense plant produces double, informal, 10 cm, light pink flowers, mid-season to late. Leaves mid-green, lanceolate, 9 cm x 4 cm, acute apex, tapered base.

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