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.

Herbaceous Plants

A division of the Camden Park catalogues that is poorly defined. Annuals and perennial herbs were included here. This is retained but Annuals are also separately identified.

Campanula latifolia L. var. alba

See Campanula latifolia L. and Campanula latfolia L. var. macrantha A.DC.  A white-flowered form.  To about 20cm.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Campanula latifolia L. var. macrantha A.DC.

A vigorous, erect perennial with somewhat sparse foliage and dark blue, broadly tubular flowers, to 6cm long.  To 1m.  [RHSD, Hortus].  

Campanula medium L.

Fully hardy, slow-growing, clump-forming biennial with single or double, white, pink or blue, bell-shaped flowers in spring to summer.  To 90cm.  [RHSE, Hortus].

Campanula medium L. var. alba

See Campanula medium L.  Alba is a naturally occurring white flowered form.

Campanula medium L. var. flore pleno

See Campanula medium L.  A double form, probably naturally occurring as a monstrous form.  The double Canterbury Bells available today are a later development.

Campanula nobilis Lindl.

Nearly erect hardy perennial with underground runners, and few-flowered racemes with nodding, creamy bluish-purple or pink flowers dotted red within.  To 45cm.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Campanula persicifolia L. Subsp. sessiliflora (K.Koch.) Velen. ex Greuter & Burdet

Fully hardy clump-forming perennial with basal rosettes of lance-shaped, toothed leaves, to 12cm long, and short racemes of stalkless, shallowly cup-shaped, large, violet to blue flowers, to 5cm across in mid and late summer.  To 90cm.  [RHSE, Hortus].

Campanula persicifolia L. var. macrantha A.DC.

See Campanula persicifolia L. subsp. sessiliflora (K.Koch.) Velen. ex Greuter & Burdet.  Similar to this but with larger flowers of a violet hue.  

Campanula pyramidalis L.

Frost hardy, short-lived erect perennial usually grown as a biennial with pyramidal racemes of fragrant light blue or white flowers from late spring to summer.  To 3m.  [RHSE, Hortus].

Campanula pyramidalis L. var. alba

See Campanula pyramidalis L.  Alba is a naturally occurring white form.  [RHSD, Hortus, PD, JD].

Campanula rapunculoides L.

Fully hardy perennial with deep blue flowers in summer.  To 90cm.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Campanula rapunculoides L. var. pulcherrima

See Campanula rapunculoides L.  Hortus Second relates C. pulcherrima to C. rapunculoides as a distinct variety.  It is an erect, nearly hairless plant with bluntish, toothed leaves and axial racemes of violet flowers.

Campanula rapunculoides M.Bieb. var. trachelioides A.DC.

See Campanula rapunculoides L. for a description of the type.  The variety trachelioides is larger than the type and covered with stiff white hairs.  [RHSD].

Campanula rupestris Sibth. & Sm.

Half hardy, erect to procumbent biennial with elliptic leaves, to 8cm long, and spikes or panicles of blue-mauve flowers.  To 45cm.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Campanula species unidentified

An unidentified species.


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