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 3 genera and 12 species of cormous or rhizomatous perennial herbs from temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.  [Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J. 1992 onwards. The families of flowering plants: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval. Version: 25th November 2009.].  Previously included in Liliaceae and by some in Funkiaceae.  Represented in the Hortus by a number of species of Hosta.

Plants in this Family

  1. Hosta ventricosa (Salisb.) Stearn
  2. Hosta undulata (Otto & Dietr.) L.H.Bail.
  3. Hosta sieboldii (Pax.) J.Ingram
  4. Hosta plantaginea Aschers.
  5. Hosta lancifolia Tratt.