Camellia japonica 'Konronkoku'
Also known as 'Kouron-jura'
Japan 1925, imported into the USA by Star 1930
AM 1960, AGM (1993, 2002) 2012
Medium semi-erect slightly open growth.
Flowers: medium formal double with a few stamens, occasionally semi-double; very dark 'black' red.
Foliage: quite large, mid green, glossy and slightly bullate.
Mid to late season.
One of the darkest of all camellias; the flower has fewer petals than most formal doubles. Very
reliable. Should not be confused with the C. sasanqua of the same name.
Photo: Jim Stephens