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.


A family of some 375 genera and 3200 species of annual and perennial herbs and some small  shrubs, widely distributed but mainly in temperate regions.  Contains many species of great economic importance as vegetable crops in particular.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by a number of ornamental species.  Vegetables will be added to the Hortus at a later date.

Plants in this Family

  1. Matthiola incana ‘Prussian Stock’
  2. Matthiola incana ‘Dwarf Stock’
  3. Matthiola incana ‘Brompton Stock’
  4. Matthiola incana ‘Branching Stock’
  5. Matthiola incana ‘Autumnal Stock’
  6. Matthiola incana (L.) R.Br. var. graeca
  7. Isatis tinctoria L.
  8. Iberis umbellata L.
  9. Iberis sempervirens L. var. superba
  10. Iberis lagascana DC.
  11. Hesperis matronalis L.
  12. Erysimum cheiri (L.) Crantz
  13. Draba incana L.