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 15 genera and 270 species of annual and perennial herbs, chiefly from the Americas but also Europe and Asia.  [FNSW, RHSD].  Represented in the Hortus by a number of ornamental species.

Plants in this Family

  1. Polemonium caeruleum L. var. gracile
  2. Polemonium caeruleum L.
  3. Phlox ‘Van Houtii’
  4. Phlox x wheeleriana Sweet
  5. Phlox x leopoldiana Paxt.
  6. Phlox paniculata L. var. grandis
  7. Phlox drummondii Hook.
  8. Phlox ‘Leantii’
  9. Ipomopsis rubra (L.) Wherry
  10. Ipomopsis beyrichii [Macarthur]
  11. Cantua pyrifolia Juss. ex Lam.