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 viticella campaniflora [Macarthur]

Clematis viticella L. x Clematis campaniflora Brot., a hybrid probably raised at Camden.  I have found no specific description of this hybrid.

Horticultural & Botanical History

Many of the garden cultivars of Clematis viticella are actually hybrids, particularly valued for their colourfull flowers and ability to scramble over shrubs or small trees, or even ground cover plants.  [RHSD].  Clematis hybrids, unspecified, are shown growing as ground covers in a bedding arrangement in a figure in Flore des Serres.  [FS p.22/1874]. 

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1845, 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.329/1845].  A plant was presented to the Sydney Botanic Garden by William Macarthur on September 15th 1847 [RBGS AB].


Published Mar 05, 2010 - 11:44 AM | Last updated Jul 29, 2010 - 05:52 PM

This black and white engraving shows a garden bed with hybrid clematis used as bedding plants.  Flore des Serres p.22, 1874.

Clematis hybrids | FS p.22/1874 | BHL

Family Ranunculaceae
Region of origin

Probably garden origin, Camden Park.

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Clematis viticella campaniflora 

Confidence level low