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. sieboldii

See Clematis florida Thunb. var. bicolor for a description of the species.   Sieboldii is a hardy climber with purple and greenish-white flowers very similar, probably identical, to bicolor.  [RHSD].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1836.  [JD].  Figured at BR f.25/1839 as var. bicolor and at FS f.487/1849 as Clematis sieboldii.

History at Camden Park

It may have been obtained from Loddiges’ nursery, it was included among desiderata in a letter dated 16th April 1846 although there is no record of receipt.  [MP A2933-1, p.147].


Published Mar 05, 2010 - 10:20 AM | Last updated Jul 26, 2011 - 05:18 PM

Shown is a climber with 3-palmate leaves and single white flowers with purple stamens.  Flore des Serres f.487, 1849.

Clematis florida Thunb. var. sieboldii | FS f.487/1849 | CSIRO Black Mountain Library, Canberra


Family Ranunculaceae
Region of origin


  • Clematis sieboldii D.Don ex Steud. 


Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Clematis Sieboldii 

Confidence level high