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 ‘Rowena’

A cultivar of Camellia japonica L. Camden Park bred, seedling 21/50.  ‘Pink, large flower, three rows of outer petals large, good substance and form, a thick tuft of inner petals standing erect, good flower.’  William Macarthur.  [MP A2948-6].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


History at Camden Park

First described in 1850, it did not appear in the 1857 catalogue.  ‘Rowena’ was listed in the ABHSR for 1849/50.  


Published Jul 01, 2009 - 05:22 PM | Last updated Aug 10, 2011 - 03:34 PM

Family Theaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, Camden Park

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Camellia japonica ‘Rowena’ 

Confidence level high