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.

Clarkia rubicunda (Lindl.) F.H. & M.E.Lewis

Half hardy, erect to prostrate annual with lance-shaped, sometimes toothed leaves, to 4cm long, and leafy spikes of rosy-pink to lavender flowers with a conspicuous red or red-purple base.  To 1.5m.  [RHSD].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1834.  [JD].

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1845, 1850 and 1857 catalogues [H.165/1845].


Published Oct 12, 2009 - 03:26 PM | Last updated Jul 28, 2010 - 02:57 PM

Family Onagraceae
Region of origin

Western USA

  • Oenothera amoena f. rubicunda (Lindl.) Regel
  • Oenothera rubicunda Hook. & Arn.
  • Godetia rubicunda Lindl. 
Common Name

Clarkia, Ruby Chalice Clarkia, Farewell to Spring

Name in the Camden Park Record

Oenothera rubicunda 

Confidence level high