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.

Angelonia floribunda Hort.

Angelonia is a genus of about 25 tender herbs or sub-shrubs with simple, usually crnate leaves, and terminal spikes of blue or purple flowers.  Angelonia floribunda is described as having purple flowers in Johnson’s Dictionary.  It is probably a varient of one of the 6 or 7 species known to cultivation at this time but I have been unable to identify it further. 

Horticultural & Botanical History

Angelonia floribunda was introduced to Britain in 1839.  [JD].

History at Camden Park

Plants were obtained from the Sydney Botanic Garden on 17th October 1853.  [RBGS AB].


Published Feb 01, 2009 - 03:33 PM | Last updated Feb 18, 2010 - 05:04 PM

Family Scrophulariaceae
Region of origin


Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Angelonia floribunda 

Confidence level low