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 a single genus and some 40 species of herbaceous perennials and shrubs from southern Europe, Asia and western North America.  Represented in the Hortus by a large number of Paeonies from across the range.  Paeonies are sometimes still included in Ranunculaceae.

Plants in this Family

  1. Paeonia tenuifolia L. var. latifolia
  2. Paeonia tenuifolia L.
  3. Paeonia suffruticosa Andr. var. speciosa
  4. Paeonia suffruticosa Andr. var. rosea
  5. Paeonia suffruticosa Andr. var. papaveracea
  6. Paeonia suffruticosa Andr. var. humei
  7. Paeonia suffruticosa Andr. var. carneaplena
  8. Paeonia suffruticosa Andr. var. Banksii
  9. Paeonia suffruticosa Andr.
  10. Paeonia species unidentified [2]
  11. Paeonia species unidentified [1]
  12. Paeonia species double red
  13. Paeonia peregrina Mill.
  14. Paeonia officinalis L. var. simplicifolia
  15. Paeonia officinalis L. var. Sabini
  16. Paeonia officinalis L. var. elegans
  17. Paeonia officinalis L. var. albicans
  18. Paeonia officinalis L. ssp. villosa (Huth.) Cullen & Heyw.
  19. Paeonia officinalis L. ssp. humilis (Retz.) Cullen & Heyw.
  20. Paeonia officinalis L.
  21. Paeonia major [Macarthur]
  22. Paeonia lactiflora Pall. var. whitleyii
  23. Paeonia lactiflora Pall. var. rubescens
  24. Paeonia lactiflora Pall. var. humei
  25. Paeonia lactiflora Pall. var. fragrans
  26. Paeonia fimbriata Hort.Angl. ex Sabine