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 ‘Calphurnia’

A cultivar of Camellia japonica L. Camden Park bred, seedling 36/51.  ‘Bright crimson, large size, three rows outer petals very large and well shaped, and thick substance, inner small and confused. fine large round flower.  Good.’  William Macarthur.  [MP A2948-6].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


History at Camden Park

First described in 1851, it was not listed in the 1857 catalogue.


Published Jun 21, 2009 - 01:28 PM | Last updated Aug 12, 2011 - 02:49 PM

Family Theaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, Camden Park

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Camellia japonica ‘Calphurnia’ 


Confidence level high