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 rhizomatous herbs consisting of one genus, Canna, and some 50 species worldwide.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by a handful of ornamental plants, mostly varieties of Canna indica.

Plants in this Family

  1. Canna iridiflora Ruiz & Pav.
  2. Canna indica L. var. patens Ait.
  3. Canna indica L. var. coccinea (Mill.) Ait.
  4. Canna indica L.
  5. Canna glauca L