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 L. var. major

See Clematis viticella L. for information on the species.  Major is probably a large-flowered form but I have found no specific description.  It was used by Macarthur as a hybrid parent.  See also Clematis viticella L. var. major hybrid.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [T.327/1843].  A plant was presented to the Sydney Botanic Garden by William Macarthur on September 15th 1847 [RBGS AB].


Published Mar 05, 2010 - 10:35 AM | Last updated Jul 29, 2010 - 06:00 PM

Family Ranunculaceae
Region of origin

Southern Europe, but probably of garden origin

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Clematis viticella major 

Confidence level low