Camellia japonica 'Lavinia Maggi'
Also known as 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'
Lecchi, Brescia, Italy 1858
FCC 1862 (as 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'),AGM (1969, 1993, 2002) 2012
Vigorous upright growth.
Flowers: large formal double; pale pink or white with broad rose and carmine stripes.
Foliage: large, dark green, glossy and markedly acuminate.
Mid to late season.
Perhaps the best multi-coloured camellia.
Photos: Jim Stephens