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.

Alstroemeria pelegrina L. 'Alba'

See Alstroemeria pelegrina L. for details. ‘Alba’ is a white-flowered form.


Horticultural & Botanical History

According to the RHSD not introduced to Britain until 1877 but this is almost certainly incorrect. 


History at Camden Park

Desideratum to Loddiges’ nursery, 6th January 1845 [MP A2933-2, p.28].  There are no further records and it may not have been grown in the gardens. 



Published Jan 11, 2009 - 02:47 PM | Last updated Jun 15, 2012 - 05:07 PM

Family Alstroemeriaceae
Region of origin

South America

Common Name

Peruvian lily

Name in the Camden Park Record

Alstroemeria pelegrina alba 


Confidence level medium