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Camellia japonica 'Corallina'. Originated in 1819 by the Vauxhall nursery of Chandler & Son as a seedling of 'Anemoniflora' (brought from China in 1806). 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).