Lavinia Maggi AGM

Camellia japonica 'Lavinia Maggi'
Also known as 'Contessa Lavinia Maggi'
Parentage unknown.
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