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Camellia japonica 'Aitonia'. A variety raised from the seed of 'Pompone' in 1819 by Chandler & Son of Vauxhall. Named for William Townsend Aiton who, like his father, Wiliam Aiton, was head gardener at Kew. It was first offered for sale in 1825 at three pounds three shillings, a substantial sum. (From catalogue, Camellias in the Conservatory Festival 2011, Chiswick House and Gardens).

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'Alba Simplex'

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'Alba Grandiflora'

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'Brooklynia' Smith Seedling, Philadelphia

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'Albertii' This sort, sent to Mssrs Chandler of Vauxhall from China, is much esteemed. The flowers are very double, filled up in the centre and containing a combination of colours. It was received a few years ago and first bloomed 1839. The name here adopted was applied by Chandler in honour of HRH Prince Albert.

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