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 ‘Medea’

A cultivar of Camellia japonica L. Camden Park bred, seedling 16/50.  ‘Light crimson, beautifully shaped compact little flower, regularly imbricated nearly to centre, concave or bell [indistinct] shaped petals, good form and substance, rather irregular in very centre.  Good.’  William Macarthur.  [MP A2948-6].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


History at Camden Park

First described in 1850 and listed in the 1857 catalogue [T.240/1857].  ‘Medea’ was listed in the ABHSR of 1849/50.  


Published Jun 29, 2009 - 05:29 PM | Last updated Aug 10, 2011 - 05:03 PM

Family Theaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, Camden Park

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Camellia japonica ‘Medea’

Confidence level high