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 Danae’

A cultivar of Camellia japonica L. Camden Park bred, seedling 68/52.  ‘Bright crimson, irregular outer petals, large thick substance, inner crowded, irregular and rather ragged.  Tolerably good.’  William Macarthur.  [MP A2948-6].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


History at Camden Park

First described in 1852 ‘Danae’ was not listed in the 1857 catalogue.


There is no entry for ‘Danae’ in the ICR. 

Published Jun 21, 2009 - 03:35 PM | Last updated Aug 11, 2011 - 04:49 PM

Family Theaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, Camden Park

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Camellia japonica ‘Danae’

Confidence level high