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 2 genera and 5 or 6 species of shrubs from North America and east Asia.  [RHSD].  Represented in the Hortus by 2 ornamental species.

Plants in this Family

  1. Chimonanthus praecox Link.
  2. Calycanthus floridus L.