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 usually perennial herbs, often with a trailing habit.  [FNSW]  The family includes some significant garden weeds such as Wandering Jew.  Represented in the Hortus by a single plant.

Plants in this Family

  1. Tradescantia spathacea Sw. var. vittata
  2. Tradescantia spathacea Sw.
  3. Tradescantia pendula (Schnizl.) D.R.Hunt
  4. Tradescantia crassula Link & Otto
  5. Dichorisandra thyrsiflora Mikan
  6. Commelina graminifolia Sessé & Moc. var. stricta (Desf.) C.B.Clarke
  7. Commelina coelestis Willd.