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 6 genera and some 160 species of herbs and shrubs, mainly from the Mediterranean but also from the Americas.  [RHSD].  Represented in the Hortus by 3 ornamental Rock Roses.

Plants in this Family

  1. Cistus villosus L. var. undulatus
  2. Cistus monspeliensis L.
  3. Cistus hirsutus Lam.