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 Hippolyta’

A cultivar of Camellia japonica L. Camden Park bred, seedling 54/52.  ‘Pale crimson, or deep pink, large flowers, outer row of petals large and undulated, inner excessively numerous, erect, confused, forming an irregular very convex half-sphere. Handsome.’  William Macarthur.  [MP A2948-6].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


History at Camden Park

First described in 1852, ‘Hippolyta’ is not listed in the 1857 catalogue.


Published Jun 27, 2009 - 04:38 PM | Last updated Aug 11, 2011 - 03:28 PM

Family Theaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, Camden Park

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Camellia japonica ‘Hippolyta’ 

Confidence level high