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Camellia japonica 'Incarnata'. Brought from China in 1806 by Capt. James Pendergrass of the East Indiaman Hope for the ship's principal owner Sir Abraham Hume of Wormley Bury in Hertfordshire, as a gift for his wife, Lady Amelia Hume. The synonym 'Lady Hume's Blush' is commonly used for this variety. (From catalogue, Camellias in the Conservatory Festival 2011, Chiswick House and Gardens).