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.

Antirrhinum majus L. varieties

Probably varieties of Antirrhinum majus L., which see, rather than the Antirrhinum hybridum of Linnaeus, the current name of which is Kickxia spuria (L.) Dumort.  The latter is a weedy perennial from Britain.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No data.

History at Camden Park

On 12th April 1846 Macarthur placed an order for Antirrhinum hybridum in 20 shades of colour, mixed, with Warner & Warner, Seedsmen and Florists, Cornhill.  [MP A2933-1, p.131].  On 8th April, 1846 he placed an order for Antirrhinum splendid mixed and for the new spotted Antirrhinum with Hurst and McMullen, Seedsmen and Florists of London.  [MP A2933-1, p.132].  It therefore seems likely that Antirrhinum hybridum represents the new garden hybrids just entering the market at this time.


Antirrhinum hybridum Benth. is a form of Antirrhinum majus L., properly called Antirrhinum majus L. var. hybridum Benth.

Published Sep 24, 2009 - 11:55 AM | Last updated Feb 18, 2010 - 05:05 PM

Family Scrophulariaceae
Region of origin

North-east Spain, Portugal, but this variety of garden origin

Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Antirrhinum hybridum 

Confidence level medium