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 ‘Gulnare’

‘A cultivar of Camellia japonica L. Camden Park bred, seedling 26/50.  ‘Bright red, said to resemble Spectabilis.’  William Macarthur.  [MP A2948-6].  The wording of this and some other notes suggests that William Macarthur had not seen the flowers.  

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


History at Camden Park

First described in 1850 and listed in the 1857 catalogue [T.227/1857].  ‘Gulnare’ was also listed in the ABHSR of 1849/50.  


Published Jun 22, 2009 - 04:48 PM | Last updated Aug 11, 2011 - 03:45 PM

Family Theaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, Camden Park

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Camellia japonica ‘Gulnare’

Confidence level high