Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Dendranthema x grandiflorum ‘Pink’

A cultivar of Dendranthema x grandiflorum Kitam. Ranunculus-flowered chrysanthemum.  Probably the plant listed as var. pink in the catalogues. ‘Also called the Lilac.  Resembles the last [the Buff or Copper, which see] in all things but colour, and is now the most common kind in cultivation.’  [MB p.90/1834].

Horticultural & Botanical History

For general information on the botanical and horticultural history of the Florists’ chrysanthemum see Dendranthema x grandiflorum Kitam.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1845, 1850 and 1857 catalogues [H.77/1845].


Published Apr 15, 2009 - 04:52 PM | Last updated Aug 27, 2011 - 05:05 PM

Family Asteraceae
Region of origin

East Asia originally but certainly of garden origin in both China and Japan

Common Name

Florists’ chrysanthemum

Name in the Camden Park Record

Chrysanthemum sinense Var. pink

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