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 ‘Metella’

A cultivar of Camellia japonica L. Camden Park bred, seedling 59/52.  ‘Deep coral coloured, very double after the manner of Vesta but of much deeper colour.  Good.’  William Macarthur.  [MP A2948-6].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

Recorded as ‘Metalla’ in the ICR.  

History at Camden Park

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


Published Jun 30, 2009 - 02:43 PM | Last updated Aug 10, 2011 - 05:00 PM

Family Theaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, Camden Park

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Camellia japonica ‘Metella’ 

Confidence level high