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.

Clematis flammula L.

Semi-evergreen or deciduous climber with star-shaped, heavily-scented white flowers, 3cm across, freely produced in panicle-like cymes in summer and autumn, followed by silky seed heads.  To 6m.  [RHSE, Hortus, Hilliers’].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Cultivated in England since 1596.  [PD].  Saint-Hilaire pl.392/1831.

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [T.321/1843].


Published Mar 05, 2010 - 09:58 AM | Last updated Jul 29, 2010 - 05:54 PM

Figured is a climber with 3-palmate leaves and upright panicle of small white flowers.  Saint-Hilaire pl.392, 1831.

Clematis flammula L. | Saint-Hilaire pl.392/1831 | BHL

Family Ranunculaceae
Region of origin

Southern Europe and north Africa

Common Name

Sweet-scented virgin?s bower

Name in the Camden Park Record

Clematis flammula 

Confidence level high