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.


Widely distributed family of some 30 genera and 1000 species, mostly perennial herbs, some with a corm-like storage organ.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by a number of ornamental species.

Plants in this Family

  1. Primula vulgaris ‘Plena Violacea’
  2. Primula vulgaris ‘Plena Rubra’
  3. Primula vulgaris Huds.
  4. Primula veris L.
  5. Primula sinensis ‘Purpurea’
  6. Primula sinensis ‘Flore Alba’
  7. Primula sinensis ‘Fimbriata’
  8. Primula elatior Hill
  9. Primula auricula L.
  10. Cyclamen repandum Auct. ex Knuth
  11. Cyclamen persicum Mill.
  12. Cyclamen hederifolium Ait.
  13. Cyclamen coum Mill.
  14. Anagallis linifolia ‘Splendens’
  15. Anagallis linifolia ‘Breweri’
  16. Anagallis arvensis L. f. var. azurea Hyl.