|One to cultivate of camellia, very known in Galicia, is the Camellia japonica 'NAZARENO'. A few fans, say that it the same to cultivate ' PROF. CHARLES S. SARGENT '. I would like to know your opinion. This one to cultivate ('NAZARENO' Syn. 'SANGRE DE PICHÓN') blooms in spring (January to April). It is a flower of medium size (3-3.5 in). It anemone form. The colour of the flower is red very darkly. To certain distance, it seems that it has black colour. The tree has a raised growth. If some fan, knows the camellia ' Prof Charles Sargent ', I am grateful for your commentaries.
Daniel D.F. oKintos
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|I do not have PCSS but the pictures that I have resemble your plant a lot, except for the red hue in the blooms. Your reds are way darker that the dark reds I have seen. Was it the camera or the soil acidity where these pictures were taken? Luis |
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|I do have a PCSS and it, and others that I have seen are a brighter red than this one appears to be. There seems to be an excess of blue in the petals. It is beautiful and perhaps, one day, I will be able to see yours.|
|In case you happen to know Daniel, does your soil have a lot of aluminum in it?|
|Florence and Luis, thanks for your commentaries. |
Is it possible that it is the excess of aluminium, which obtains red so darkly in this one flower?
The principal characteristic of the soils of Galicia is the acidity related to the humid climate. The granite and the schists with very much quartz, are the principal base of our soils. Most of these soils, they have many active forms of Aluminium. The abundance of organic matter, it is another characteristic of the soils of Galicia. Winter temperature USDA 9-10.
Other varieties of Camellia, with similar colour, the temperature influences very much. It is the case, of the "Dona Herzilla de Freitas Magalhaes ", that as it lives in placed places more in the northern part, with colder winter and spring temperature, (USDA 8-9) his colour is clearer.
Apparently, the fans of Galicia who live in USDA 8-9, and they have C. j .'Nazareno ', they say that his flowers support the red very dark one. I will continue investigating.
|I was trying to get more information on the photo that you posted. It looks very much like C. japonica, Clivena. The partial description in the 'ICS Register' states 'Sweet, 1830, Hortus Britannicus, ed. 2, p.74. Leaves 5.4 cm wide by 8 cm. long, ovate-oblong, acuminate, serrulate, erect and dull green, buds very large, oval, obtuse, scales green: flower very large, 11 cm. across, double, cupped, sometines rose-red, ofter cherry-red, more or less brilliant according to the season. 1st row petals, 6, 3.8 cm. broad and 5 cm long concave or channelled, forming a star those at the centre tufted as in the 'Anemoniiflora' and forming an elevated and irregular heart, about 3.8 cm. across. Originated in England. |
Are we thoroughly confused yet?
|Florence, graces for your work. The information of identification that you expose, (of C. j.'Clivena'), is very approximate. Except in the size of the flower. 'Nazarene' never reaches 9 centimeters, (3, 3.5 inch. maximum). There has come to me an e-mail of the International Camellia Society, with the direction Web, of the International Camellia Register. Now it is possible to see in the Web, the identifications of the registered Camellias. Thank you very much again. |
Daniel D.F. oKintos
Camellia japonica ‘PROFESSOR CHARLES S. SARGENT’
INTERNATIONAL CAMELLIA REGISTER
Professor Sargent. (C.japonica), Berkmans, 1908, Country Life in America, p.548: Large, of vivid dark crimson; the centre petals raised, outer petals imbricated. A remarkable anemone-form flower.
The plant is of vigorous growth and a free and early bloomer. Rubel, 1928, Azaleas and Camellias from Longview Catalogue, p.4, fig. p.5 as ‘Prof. Sargent’: One of the best of the dark varieties, a rich deep crimson. Flowers are 8 cm in diameter, globular, solid and compactly built, usually has 12 wide, slightly rumpled guard petals while inner petals are long, narrow, curled or
The origin of the variety is unknown. Professor Hume believed it may
See colour photo,
Prof. C.S. Sargent. Fruitland Nursery Catalogue, 1933-1934. Synonym for Professor Sargent.
Prof. Charles Sargent. Paterson, 1950, SCCS., The Camellia Review, p.65. Synonym for Professor
Professor C.S. Sargent. Hume, 1931, Azaleas and Camellias. Orthographic variant for Professor
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