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.

Camellia japonica ‘Hermione’

A cultivar of Camellia japonica L. Camden Park bred, seedling 14/50.  ‘Scarlet crimson, with a few splashes of white upon inner petals, outer petals large and well shaped, inner small and crowded, large size, good flower, a few anthers.’  William Macarthur.  [MP A2948-6].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


History at Camden Park

First listed in 1850 and listed in the 1857 catalogue [T.230/1857].  It was distributed by Rule and listed in the ABHSR of 1849/50.  


Published Jun 27, 2009 - 04:33 PM | Last updated Aug 11, 2011 - 03:30 PM

Family Theaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, Camden Park

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Camellia japonica ‘Hermione’

Confidence level high