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.


Deciduous or evergreen perennials, the rootstock a rhizome giving rise to often many fleshy roots, the leaves basal and strap-like, the inflorescence an umbel of funnel-shaped or tubular blue or white flowers. The family contains a single genus, Agapanthus, with 10 species, all from Southern Africa [CECB]. Agapanthus has long been included in the family Alliaceae, and is also often included in Amaryllidaceae or Liliaceae.

Plants in this Family

  1. Agapanthus praecox Willd. var. variegatus
  2. Agapanthus praecox Willd.