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 ‘Myra’

A cultivar of Camellia japonica L. Camden Park bred, seedling 24/50.  ‘Scarlet crimson, three rows of outer petals good, inner small and crowded but regular.  Pretty flower. E.B.’  The initials suggest that this entry was made by Edmund Blake, although it is in Macarthur’s handwriting.  [MP A2948-6].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

First described in 1850 and listed in the 1857 catalogue [T.244/1857], ‘Myra’ was listed in the ABHSR of 1849/50.


Published Jun 30, 2009 - 03:14 PM | Last updated Aug 10, 2011 - 04:56 PM

Family Theaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, Camden Park

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Camellia japonica ‘Myra’

Confidence level high