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 small family of perennials, mostly with corms, from Africa and South America.  Represented in the Hortus by Cyanella hyacinthoides, from South Africa, this species naturalised in Western Australia, and two species of Conanthera from Chile. 

Plants in this Family

  1. Cyanella hyacinthoides L.
  2. Conanthera species white
  3. Conanthera campanulata Lindl.