Camellia 'Hagoromo' (syn 'Magnoliaeflora')
1st March 2009
One of the varieties I planted in the garden when I first moved here, but I lost it (first in the sense of misplaced, and then in the sense of killed)
so I was pleased to replace it this spring. I planted it out to make sure it didn't get misplaced for a second time, which accounts for the soil
trapped in the flower. Not quite sure how I did that, but there it is.
11th April 2015
A very old Japanese cultivar, one of a number that have been called 'Hagoromo', when it was imported into Italy in 1886 it was renamed 'Magnoliaeflora'.
Award of Merit from the RHS in 1953.
15th April 2018
W. J. Bean, Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles, Eighth edition.
International Camellia Society online Camellia register, https://internationalcamellia.org