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 angustifolia Benth.

Frost tender perennial sub-shrub with lance-shaped leaves, to 8cm, and slender racemes of deep mauve to violet flowers in early summer.  To 45cm.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1846.  [JD]. First flowered in England in June 1847 by the Horticultural Society.  [Gard. Chron. 1848].

History at Camden Park

Only listed in the 1857 catalogue [T.54/1857].


Published Feb 22, 2009 - 02:51 PM | Last updated Feb 18, 2010 - 05:04 PM

Family Scrophulariaceae
Region of origin


Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Angelonia angustifolia

Confidence level high