Camellia japonica 'Coquettii'
Tourres, France 1839
AM 1956, AGM (1993, 2002) 2012
Slow compact erect growth.
Flowers: medium formal double (about 11cm) or incomplete double with a few stamens showing
and imbricated petals; turkey red, deeper shade in the centre.
Foliage: large glossy dark green leaves to 8cm.
Mid to late season.
The flower form and colour varies with climatic conditions even within the UK.
Photos: Jim Stephens