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 florida Thunb. var. florepleno

See Clematis florida Thunb. var. bicolor for a description of the species.  Florepleno is fully double with greenish-white flowers, to 12cm across.  [RHSE].

Horticultural & Botanical History

The single form of Clematis florida was introduced from Japan after the double, but certainly by 1805.  ‘The Clematis florida is a native of Japan, said to have been introduced to this country by Dr. Fothergill, about the year 1776; but we apprehend that it was the double variety, which is now not uncommon in our gardens.’  [BM t.834/1805]. 

‘By much the largest and most showy flowers of the whole genus.’  [ABR pl.402/1804].

History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1843, 1845 and 1850 catalogues.


Published Mar 05, 2010 - 09:47 AM | Last updated Jul 26, 2011 - 05:17 PM

Family Ranunculaceae
Region of origin

China and Japan

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Clematis florida fl. pl. 

Confidence level high