Originator: O. Blumhardt
Location of Origin: Whangarei, New Zealand
Date of Origin: 1985
Bloom Color: Dark Black Red
Bloom Size: Miniature to Small
Bloom Form: Semi-Double
Bloom Season: Mid-winter to early spring
Growth Habit: Average Upright Growth
Description: ‘Night Rider’ is a very unusual camellia because of it’s incredible dark red color. It is a Hybrid cross of Camellia Hybrid ‘Ruby Bells’ X Camellia japonica ‘Kuro Tsubaki’. The color is so incredibly dark that anyone will instantly notice the flowers whether they are a camellia fancier or not. This plant is a slower growing variety that is more difficult to grow than most camellias, but the captivating magic of a mature plant in full bloom may be worth the wait and the efforts.
The CamelliaPedia Files are a collection of information on various camellia varieties and species that exist in the world today. Only varieties or species that have at least one good image are added to these files. The primary purpose of the CamelliaPedia Files is to assist in identification of camellias by providing visual images along with specific information about the variety of species. For Reference information about terminology such as bloom size, bloom form, and bloom season, click here.
We have created a CamelliaPedia Index Page to help you view our entries in an easy to use format. As we add a new file, we will update this Index Page. Each entry will be listed in the relevant category and in alphabetical order. All you ave to do is click on the name, and it will automatically take you to the CamelliaPedia File for that specific variety or species. The link to the CamelliaPedia Index Page is ”Index Page”
Another source for camellia information about specific varieties would be the website of the International Camellia Society. You can click on the following link to search for specific camellia varieties at the ”CAMELLIA WEB REGISTER”.
The Southern California Camellia Society publishes their Camellia Nomenclature in an easy to use and carry book form. This book is very helpful in looking up information about specific varieties. You can purchase a copy of this invaluable book by clicking on the following link of “CAMELLIA NOMENCLATURE”.