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 widely distributed family of herbs and climbers, rarely shrubs, consisting of some 250 genera and up to 5000 species.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by a wide range of plants, mainly ornamentals, most of them perennial herbaceous plants but also including the Florists’ Calceolaria.

Plants in this Family

  1. Veronica ‘Long’s hybrid’
  2. Veronica spuria L.
  3. Veronica spicata L. var. hybrida
  4. Veronica spicata L.
  5. Veronica orientalis Wender.
  6. Veronica nivea Hook.f.
  7. Veronica grandis Fisch. ex Spreng.
  8. Veronica bidwillii Hook.
  9. Verbascum phoeniceum L.
  10. Verbascum boerhavi L.
  11. Torenia asiatica L. var. concolor Lindl.
  12. Torenia asiatica L.
  13. Russelia sarmentosa Jacq.
  14. Russelia equisetiformis Schltdl. & Cham.
  15. Rhodochiton atrosanguineum (Zucc.) Rothm.
  16. Penstemon venustus Dougl.
  17. Penstemon speciosus Dougl. ex Lindl.
  18. Penstemon procerus Dougl. ex Graham
  19. Penstemon perfoliatus A.Brongn.
  20. Penstemon pallidus Small
  21. Penstemon ovatus Dougl.
  22. Penstemon murrayanus Hook.
  23. Penstemon laevigatus Ait.
  24. Penstemon hartwegii Benth.
  25. Penstemon grandis Hort.
  26. Penstemon grandiflorus Nutt.
  27. Penstemon fruticosus (Pursh) Greene subsp. scouleri (Dougl. ex Lindl) Pennell & D.D.Keck
  28. Penstemon campanulatus Willd. var. pulchellus (Lindl.) Voss
  29. Penstemon campanulatus Willd.
  30. Penstemon angustifolius Nutt. ex Pursh
  31. Paulownia tomentosa (Thunb.) Steud.
  32. Mimulus ‘Splendens’
  33. Mimulus ‘Smithii’
  34. Mimulus ‘Jeffryi’
  35. Mimulus ‘Hendersonii’
  36. Mimulus ‘Gutherianus’
  37. Mimulus ‘Andersonii’
  38. Mimulus varieties unidentified
  39. Mimulus puniceus (Nutt.) Steud.
  40. Mimulus moschatus Douglas
  41. Mimulus luteus L.
  42. Mimulus guttatus DC.
  43. Mimulus aurantiacus Curt.
  44. Mimulus alatus Ait.
  45. Maurandya barclaiana Lindl.
  46. Lophospermum ‘Hendersonii’
  47. Lophospermum scandens D.Don
  48. Lophospermum erubescens D.Don
  49. Linaria species unidentified
  50. Hebe x andersoni (Lindl. & Paxt.) Ckn.
  51. Hebe salicifolia (Forst.f.) Pennell
  52. Digitalis purpurea L. var. maculata superba
  53. Digitalis purpurea L. var. alba
  54. Digitalis purpurea L.
  55. Digitalis lanata Ehrh.
  56. Derwentia perfoliata (R.Br.) Raf.
  57. Calceolaria species unidentified
  58. Calceolaria ringens Hort.
  59. Calceolaria lutescens Hort.
  60. Calceolaria bicolor Ruiz. & Pav.
  61. Antirrhinum majus ‘Purpureum’
  62. Antirrhinum majus ‘Bicolor’
  63. Antirrhinum majus ‘Album’
  64. Antirrhinum majus L. varieties
  65. Antirrhinum majus L.
  66. Angelonia floribunda Hort.
  67. Angelonia angustifolia Benth.
  68. Alonsoa Jerrisses Hort.
  69. Alonsoa bicolor Hort.
  70. Adenosma grandiflorum Benth. ex Hance